Saturday, June 29, 2013

Caturday; Shelly, Female, Domestic Short Hair Crossbreed


Hi there hooman. My name is Shelly and I'm looking for my furever home.

I've been hanging out at the Orange Shelter for a little bit now and as much as I love the staff and volunteers, I kind of want something more permanent. I'm more of a solitary cat and would love to find a house that wants only one furry friend for life.

I have settled into the routine of eat, sleep, get a chin scratch and repeat here at the shelter. Although every so often when the time is right, I remember my kitten years and get really playful. I love chasing toys and playing with my little mousy toy.

If you want an older lady that promises to give you all the love in the world, then come find me at RSPCA Orange Shelter.  The address is: 71 William Street, Orange 2800, or call (02) 6362 6171.

Adoptions:

Monday: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Shelly a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Find-A-Friend; Jerry, Male, Australian Kelpie Crossbreed


 Hey there friends! My name's Jerry and I'm trying to find my furever family.

I really want to find a family that wants a dog that will hang out with them, be ready to go adventuring at a moment's notice and wants to play and run around the backyard. I have a ton of energy and just love getting involved with an active family.

I'm picturing the perfect backyard now, it's big, grassy, got a good spot to sun bake in and has toys everywhere. As much as I love being outdoors, I do love when I get to spend a lot of my time with the family.

I'm not living at the shelter, but living with a foster family. If my big smile has caught your eye, then give the RSPCA Hunter Shelter in Rutherford a call to organise to meet me (02) 4939 1555.

Adoptions:

Monday: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Jerry a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Zac, Male, Chihuahua (Long Coat) Crossbreed


Hey there! My name's Zac and I really want to find my furever home, especially if it's warm!

I was living in a not so nice place and one of the Inspectors came and saved me. It took me a while to get used to people again, but after living with my foster mum and her three dogs I've got my confidence back.

Because of my rocky upbringing, I may be a little shy when I first meet you. It's nothing personal, I just have to know you are safe before I get comfortable. Once we know each other, I will be all over you and just begging for some warm wintery snuggles.

If you have a furever home for me, then give the team a call at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter as I'm currently living with my foster mum. The number is: (02) 9770 7555.

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Zac a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Monday, June 24, 2013

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Wagga Wagga Local Court


On Tuesday 18th June, Wagga Wagga District Court Judge dismissed an appeal and confirmed the conviction and sentences imposed upon a Tumorrama local man by the Local Court for cruelty to animals that were kept on his property. The man had previously plead guilty to the charges however appealed against the severity of the Local Court’s sentence.

An RSPCA NSW Inspector was called to the above property on 8 February 2011 along with two police officers and a veterinarian after receiving information about the sheep, cattle and pigs depastured on the property.

Several sheep with overgrown fleece were observed and it was noted from their behaviour that they were fly struck. The fencing on the entire property was in a state of disrepair and made segregating and managing breeding stock impossible.

Several underweight pigs were reported, some of which were clearly underweight and struggling to stand in faecal contaminated mud up to their knees. Many of the pigs were suffering from skin lesions and there was no food or water available for the animals. Carcasses were also found in various stages of decomposition.

The man was interviewed by the Inspector and admitted to being the owner of the property and having responsibility for all animals.

On Friday 18 February 2012 an RSPCA Inspector attended the property again and found a ewe in one of the pens that had previously contained the pigs. The ewe was cast on its back and unable to rise without assistance. The Inspector also noted 20 sheep with overgrown fleece in a nearby paddock that should have been shorn as per instructions given to the owner during the previous visit.

The owner received a suspended gaol sentence for a period of 15 months and was placed on one Good Behaviour Bond for two years and a second Good Behaviour Bond for ten months (to run concurrently) with conditions that included that he must permit the RSPCA NSW to enter his property to inspect and assess the condition of animals owned by him.

He was also prohibited from owning pigs and sheep for a period of five years and ordered to organise the sale of any sheep and pigs currently in his care within 30 days. He was also ordered to pay court costs of $3,000.

Charges:
  • Committing an act of aggravated cruelty upon a sheep (2 charges)
  • Failure to provide veterinary treatment for a sheep (1 charge)
  • Failure to provide adequate food to six pigs (1 charge)
  • Committing an act of cruelty by allowing a Mickey bull to constantly ride heifers (1 charge)
  • Failure to exercise care for 69 sheep (2 charges)

A ray of sunshine - Tweed Heads



If you went looking for the RSPCA NSW Education Team, you’d often find them somewhere in the Sydney metropolitan area. But if you went searching for them last week you would have came up with nothing.

That would have been because Education Officers Eva and Steph took their animal welfare messages as far north in NSW as they could – all the way to the town of Tweed Heads, on the NSW and QLD border.

You may not be aware but RSPCA NSW is located all over the State and thanks to groups of dedicated volunteers running 28 different RSPCA branches, many more people and their animals are provided the vital support and assistance they need in their local community.

The RSPCA branch in Tweed Heads have dominated the op shop market with two stores doing amazingly well and raising important funds for the animals in the area. All the knick knacks are generously donated to the branch and there’s anything and everything you can dream of in stock! From lovely dresses for the Summer to lonely heaters for the Winter, every dollar goes straight to the branch to continue their work. Did we mention there are some furry friends out the back? That’s right, in addition to their two op shops, the Tweed Head RSPCA also run a shelter, giving animals a second chance to find their furever home.

The Tweed Heads RSPCA branch welcomed Eva and Steph with open arms as the branch have their very own dedicated Education Officer volunteer, Ray, who needed some expert training. This wonderful individual has been volunteering with the Tweed Heads RSPCA for almost 7 years and it doesn’t look like his commitment will be waning any time soon.

School visits were organised, education programs were tweaked and the team of three were ready and raring to hit the playgrounds with their Dog Safety and Responsible Pet Ownership Programs.
Eight different schools invited RSPCA NSW Education to speak with their students, so it was a busy week for the three Education Officers who made sure that the students left the talks feeling inspired to do more for animal welfare.

One question was asked by a Year 2 student when the issue of our pets drinking milk came up. “I know dogs shouldn’t drink milk but it’s okay for cats, right?” Well according to RSPCA NSW Science Officer, Sally Smith, it appears that cats and dogs are commonly found to be lactose intolerant, with cats reacting more severely to cows’ milk. So what’s the alternative? Best to stick to water or specifically formulated kitten or puppy milk from the supermarkets as a treat.

Thanks Tweed Heads for an amazing week and best of luck to Ray as he continues to spread the message about animal welfare!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Caturday; Huntar, Female, Domestic Medium Hair Crossbreed


Mreow! My name is Huntar and I am magnificent!

I know it's not really normal to talk about how amazing oneself is, but really, I am amazing. I am super smoochy and affectionate and purr as soon as I see you. I split my time between keeping your lap warm or sitting up in high places to make sure the room is properly guarded.

I am currently in foster case and living with another cat, so if you have furbaby I would love to meet them and make a furry friend. We may chat every so often, but I have a teeny meow so you probably won't hear my end of the conversation.

If you think your home deserves a magnificent moggy, then give the team a call at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter.  The number is: (02) 9770 7555.

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Huntar a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Find-A-Friend; Panda, Female, Australian Kelpie Crossbreed


Hi there, my name is Panda and I'm looking for my furever home.

I'm looking for a quiet home that wants to spoil me rotten. You see, I've had a scary start to life and I tend to get a little nervous around new people. Once I get to sniff you and make sure you are safe, I start playing like a regular puppy and will love you just as much.

I want to find a home that's safe and able to give me a chance to find my confidence again. I really like playing with the toys here at the shelter and would love to have plenty of toys around my new yard. I also want to keep learning these manner things; the shelter volunteers and I have had so much fun learning to sit!

If you have a spot in your heart for me, come visit me at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter.  The address is: 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, or call (02) 9770 7555.

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Panda a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Elvis, Male, Dobermann Pyrenean Mountain Dog Crossbreed


Haroooooooo there! My name's Elvis and I'm all shook up! Arrooooooo!

Ahem... I'm kind of the life of the party, the center stage guy, the high school jock that all the girls swoon over. I have a ton of energy and would love nothing more than to explore this great state with a family of my very own.

I've been looking for a family for 12 months now and although I have learnt heaps at the shelter, I want to show off my skills to my family. I've learnt to walk calmly on a loose lead, how to greet people and that sitting when asked means I get a cuddle. I bet I could learn more, but I need a family to teach me.

Think you could be my family? Come visit me at RSPCA Coffs Harbour. The address is: 25 Dowsett Drive, Coffs Harbour, or call (02) 6651 3311.

Adoptions:

Monday: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Tuesday: 9.00am to 11.00am
Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here 
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Elvis a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Caturday; Delilah, Female, Domestic Short Hair Crossbreed

 

Mrrreeoooww... my name's Delilah and it's a delight to meet you.

I've been hanging out at the shelter since February this year. I came in with my babies and had to make sure they were big and strong before they could find their own homes. Now they are safe with their own families I want to find one of my own.

I really want to find that extra special family that wants one cat to spoil, pat, cuddle and chat with me. I'm not too fussed on other cats, but can you blame me for wanting all the pats to myself?

The last four months have been a bumpy ride and I'm hoping to settle down soon. So please come visit me at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter. The address is: 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, or call (02) 9770 7555.

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Delilah a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Find-A-Friend; Ash, Male, Mastiff Crossbreed


Harooooooo! My name's Ash the amazing.

I'm super excited to meet you, and your friend, and that guy over there, and that other dog... oh my gosh I am just excited to meet everybody! I have plenty of energy and I'm hoping my new family are just as exciting and adventurous as me. I would love to spend weekends exploring the beach, parks or anywhere outdoors; I love exploring and spending time with my favourite people.

I will need a family that promises to take me on lots of walks and play with me when they get home. I don't want to be locked up and left outside again.If you do have to leave me alone, can I pretty please have some toys to play with? I love chewing on things, and don't want to have to find and make my own toys.

If you consider yourself adventurous, then I'll be your pal for life! Come visit me at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter: 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, or call (02) 9770 7555.

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Ash a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Chillin' this Winter with DGG!


Are you and your dog just plain cool? Does everybody at the local dog park check you guys out? Do you have people asking for your dog’s pawtograph?

Well then, we want to see how cool you and your dog are!

Send us a pic of you with your dog being cool, get the most likes on your photo and you could win one a Doggone Gorgeous Winter Wardrobe worth $100. The two runners up will win Doggone Gorgeous Grooming packs worth $25 each.
*Terms and Conditions Apply
 
If you just can't wait to get your hands on one of these jackets, you can pick up your own at PETstock outlets nationally or online at www.doggonegorgeous.com.au

If your four legged friend wins this stylin' pack, your dog will be the bark of the dog park!

To enter, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Strike your coolest pose with your dog and take a pic.
Step 2: Send us a private message through Facebook with the picture and you and your dogs names. Make sure we can message you back!
Step 3: Check out our page on Wednesday 19 June and begin voting! Don’t forget to tell your friends to vote as the most votes win!

Have any questions? Private message us!


Terms and Conditions

  • Only photographs of pets and their owners will be accepted into the competition.
  • The decision on all matters relating to the competition is final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the competition's results.
  • Entries will only be accepted via Facebook private message in digital format.
  • Please note that RSPCA NSW may contact winning entrants to obtain higher resolution images for inclusion in our Photo Gallery and other areas of the website.
  • The entrant must hold copyright of any photograph entered in this competition. RSPCA NSW reserves the right to request supporting evidence.
  • RSPCA NSW reserves the right to showcase photograph entries within the RSPCA NSW website as examples of entry.
  • RSPCA NSW reserves the right to use photograph entries as part of the RSPCA NSW websites general content and/or other RSPCA NSW publications.
  • Entrants must have taken and own all rights to each photo entered. It is the responsibility of each entrant to make sure that the use or publication by RSPCA NSW of any photo entered in the competition will not give rise to any claim, demand, action, suit or proceedings.
  • Entries from persons under the age of 18 must have adult consent. 
  • Any persons included in the photographic image must have consented to the photograph and any subsequent use of the photograph. By entering the photograph the entrant warrants that the consent of all persons depicted in the photograph(s) has been obtained.
  • By submitting an entry, the entrant acknowledges that any payment, fee or compensation for their photo is forfeited.
  • Competition opens at 9am AEST, 14th June. Photos must be submitted by 5pm AEST, 17th June 2013. Photos will be uploaded to the RSPCA NSW Facebook page for voting at 9am AEST, 19th June 2013. Voting on Facebook will close at 5pm AEST, 25th June 2013. Competition winners will be announced 9am AEST, 26th June 2013.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Young Local Court


A Harden local man appeared in Young Local Court on June 4ths and pleaded guilty to one charge of aggravated animal cruelty and one charge of failing to provider veterinary care to a Hereford cow in his care.

On Monday 4 June 2012, an RSPCA Inspector attended a property in Harden to investigate a cow on the property.

Upon arrival a Hereford cow was observed with cancer eye on the right side of its face. The cancer was estimated to be the size of a dinner plate. The cow did not have a left eye so was unable to see.

The cow was in very poor body condition compared to the other cattle on the property and was in a great deal of distress.

The cow’s poor condition required it to be humanely euthanased by RSPCA Inspectors.

On 21 June 2012, RSPCA Inspectors returned to the property and interviewed the owner. During the interview he admitted to knowing about the cow’s condition and confirmed that he was responsible for the animal.

The Harden local man was convicted and plead guilty to both charges and was fined $1,500. The judge reminded the owner, and the community as a whole, of the responsibilities as an animal owner and ordered him to present to local police for fingerprinting.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Teddy, Male, Labrador Retriever Crossbreed


Hey there! My name is Teddy and I'm looking for my new family.

I was wondering around the streets looking for a family when an Inspector found me and brought me in here. As much as I love hanging out with the other dogs and meeting different people, I really just want to go home with a loving family.

I have tons of energy and would love to find a super active family that wants to run, play and spend lots of time together. I'm still a puppy so you need to help me learn a thing or two about the world. I love to learn and I love food, so I'm sure we can work something out.

Please come visit me at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter. I'm looking forward to the many days and nights we will be spending playing together. My address is: 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, or call (02) 9770 7555.

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Teddy a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

The Writings On The Wall!


They say a picture is worth a thousand words so imagine what an enormous mural would be worth! It definitely deserves at least a mention on our blog.

Education Officer, Eva Wong, was invited to visit two primary schools last month to witness firsthand the creation of this amazing artwork. Somersby Public School and Peats Ridge Public School were busily painting their way through numerous animal designs to create what will one day be a brand spanking new mural at the RSPCA Somersby Shelter.
 
Why would all the animals at the Somersby Shelter need something to brighten up their day you may ask? Aside from the fact that they may indeed be colour blind and perhaps cannot fully appreciate the awesomeness that is the mural, this soon-to-be new addition may actually help them get out of there! In other words, the mural could help these animals in finding their fur-ever homes! How you wonder? Let’s have a think...
 
According to a survey that was never conducted, many people find that visiting a shelter is depressing and they feel overwhelmed by all the animals that need a home. Often these shelters are run-down due to a lack of funding and this further exacerbates a potential adoptees feelings of doom and gloom. So these people are turned away and find themselves happily turning to pet shops instead. But we all know some times pet shops are a facade for unspeakable sadness...
 
So let’s make their visit to a Shelter more positive experience as it should be when adopting a new family member! A beautiful mural would be a step in the right direction at our Somersby Shelter. RSPCA NSW are also several steps ahead with the opening of two Care Centres in the last few years which aim to make adopting a new pet as wonderful an experience as possible!
 
Don’t think that’s all the students were doing, artistically painting away whilst unknowingly helping RSPCA NSW in their mission to rehome animals, they were also engaged in some good discussion with Eva as she presented one of RSPCA’s Education Program, ‘RSPCA in the Community’. The Program looks at RSPCA’s role in dealing with animal cruelty and promoting responsible pet ownership and equips the students with the knowledge to continuing helping animals into the future.

Stay tuned for the official unveiling of the mural at Somersby Shelter, coming to a blog entry near you!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Caturday; Jimmy, Male, Domestic Short Hair Kitten


Hey there! You may have heard of grumpy cat... well I'm happy cat, also known as Jimmy.

I can't help but keep this smile on my face and grin at everyone. I absolutely love playing with the other kittens here, but I'm really hoping for a family to play with. Humans just have this amazing ability to be able to pull string and make it so darn tempting to chase.

I really want a family that knows us kittens are still learning about life. I'm still learning what I can and can't scratch, what is and isn't a toy and that human legs aren't climbing posts. If you help me learn, I will provide lots of love, purrs and night cuddles.

Come meet me and all my friends at the Sydney Shelter this weekend! My address is: 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, or call (02) 9770 7555.

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Jimmy a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Find-A-Friend; Charlie, Male, Dachshund (Smooth) Crossbreed

Heya! My name is Charlie the Dachshund crossbreed.

I came into the shelter after wondering away from my home, I got lost and the lovely people at the shelter looked after me. I'm now ready to look for my new family and I just can't wait!

I can be shy when I first meet people, so you need to give me a little time to settle. Once I'm confident, I will be racing to the door to greet you after you have been away all day. I would love a walk in the night time to be able to stretch these little legs, it can get a little boring being in the same yard everyday.

Come down visit me at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter. I'm hoping we get to spend many cold nights snuggled up together. My address is: 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, or call (02) 9770 7555.

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Charlie a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

DUMPED DORIS NOW DREAMING OF NEW HOME


RSCPA NSW and Dog Rescue Newcastle are today proud to announce that Doris, a beautiful female English Staffordshire Terrier that was found dumped on the side of a road in a hessian bag in Mandalong has made a full recovery and is now looking for a new home.

“Despite the circumstances under which she came into our care, Doris has made a great recovery with the help of the team at RSPCA Hunter Shelter Rutherford” said Brendon Neilly, Executive Manager - Animal Care Services, RSPCA NSW

Doris’ story made headlines back in April when the disturbing news of her abandonment was reported via the local media. She was brought to the RSPCA Hunter Shelter Rutherford for veterinary care and has since made an exceptional recovery. Doris was transferred to the care of Dog Rescue Newcastle last week where she will remain in foster care while she adjusts to being in a home environment again.

"Doris's story touched our hearts when we first read of her abandonment on the side of a road. Her new life began with the care of the team at Cooranbong Animal Hospital & RSPCA Rutherford and we look forward to helping Doris adjust to a new home and loving family,” said Fredric Holten, Dog Rescue Newcastle.

“Dog Rescue Newcastle believes the cooperation between our group and RSPCA Rutherford is an example of positive companion animal rescue management. Dog Rescue Newcastle looks forward to more opportunities to work alongside RSPCA Rutherford in re-homing companion animals in our region,” Mr Holten added.

If you are interested in adopting Doris, you can find more information about her on the Dog Rescue Newcastle website, Facebook page and the Pet Rescue website.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Adopt a Mate! Support your State! RSPCA State of Adoption 2013


As the State of Origin series kicks off, RSPCA NSW goes up against RSPCA QLD in their State of Adoption challenge. The RSPCA teams will compete over the next few months to rehome the most cats, kittens, dogs and puppies from their state shelters.

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/.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Betty, Female, Saanen Crossbreed


Hi there. My name's baaa... ahem, Betty the goat.

I'm not sure if you are aware, but we goat's are very amazing creatures. Besides from the latest fad of our marvellous singing videos that seem to be circling the interwebs at the moment, we make awesome companions.

I am one of a kind though. I love hanging around people and coming up to say hello. When you get home from work, I love to hear about all the exciting things that you go up to. I'll even chuck a bleat in there to let you know that I am listening.

You should come visit me at the RSPCA Blue Mountains Shelter, I'll show you just how amazing we goats can be. My address is: 121-125 Mort St, Katoomba  2780, or call (02) 4782 2674.

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Betty a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Monday, June 3, 2013

IN THE CAN! RSPCA INSPECTORS SAVE COW FROM TOILET


On Saturday 1 June 2013, RSPCA NSW Inspectors responded to a call regarding a cow on a property in Bringelly in Sydney’s South West. On arrival Inspectors found a male calf with his head stuck in a fibreglass toilet. If not removed the toilet would continue to inhibit the calf’s ability to eat and take water.

Local residents had attempted to free the animal from its smelly situation however the calf had evaded them.

“We believe that the toilet was left outside as rubbish and the calf became stuck in the bowl by trying to eat grass that had grown through it,” said Donna Morgan, RSPCA NSW Inspector. “This is definitely one of the most peculiar situations that I have seen an animal trapped in.”

RSPCA NSW Inspectors tranquilised the calf before delicately removing the toilet bowl with a saw. The calf suffered a small amount of irritation from the bowl rubbing on its neck but will make a full recovery.