New Year cheer for all creatures great and small

New Year cheer for all creatures great and small

Dozens of homeless animals have started off their 2016 in the best way imaginable, thanks to families who have decided to adopt through RSPCA WA since the start of the New Year.

RSPCA WA CEO David van Ooran said the early months of the New Year often sees unwanted animals being surrendered or abandoned and it can take some time for these animals to be rehomed.

Last week the RSPCA saw 28 creatures, literally great and small, going to new 'furever homes'. The variety of very happy animals finding their new home included six cats, 15 kittens, one rooster, one goose, one cockatoo and four dogs. Earlier in the year two mice also were happily adopted.

"We always say that 'rescue' is the best breed of animal, so we are really happy that more people in the community are taking that message on board, by welcoming rescued animals into their homes and giving these animals the greatest gift of all; a loving home and a second chance at life."

"RSPCA WA is committed to giving every animal the best chance at recovery and rehoming. We still have many animals currently seeking a forever home and many more soon to be ready for adoption including a pet pig, a goat, sheep and a horse. We hope this great start to the New Year will continue and those considering bringing a pet into their home will choose to adopt" he said.

RSPCA WA relies on donations and community support to generate more than 90% of the funds required to sustain its animal protection work, as only six percent is covered by a grant from the State Government.

To view animals available for adoption visit www.adoptapet.com.au

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