Despite the fun competition, both states aim to drive potential pet owners to adopt from the RSPCA rather than buy a pet from a pet shop. Both states will be winners if they manage to rehome more animals during this time.
“The RSPCA aims to find the right homes for all of our animals,” said RSPCA CEO Steve Coleman.
“Although it will be nice to beat Queensland on and off the field, the real prize is making people aware that there are thousands of animals who are in need of new, loving homes.”
RSPCA NSW urges anyone thinking of getting a pet to adopt from one of the many RSPCA shelters in the state over the next few months. The number of animals rehomed in each state will be tallied up after the final State of Origin game on 4th July and the winners will be announced.
Why adopt a pet from the RSPCA?
• All animals available for adoption have been health-checked, behaviour assessed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and desexed, as appropriate
• All potential new pet owners are assisted by RSPCA staff prior to adoption to help ensure people and pets are well-suited for one another
• RSPCA Shelters offer a wide variety of animals to choose from that you can view here: http://www.adoptapet.com.au/.