NSW and Queensland will not only be battling it out on the footy field come Wednesday’s State of Origin.
RSPCA NSW will be up against RSPCA QLD in their annual State of Adoption challenge. The state that rehomes the most cats, kittens, dogs and puppies from their state shelters will declared the victor, although the real winners will be the animals and their new furever families.
Behind the friendly rivalry is a serious message: potential pet owners are encouraged to adopt from the RSPCA rather than buy from pet shops.
“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.”
The number of animals rehomed in each state will be tallied up after the final State of Origin game on 9 July.
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/