RSPCA WA Announces Mission: Clear the Shelters with $29 Adoptions
The RSPCA is on a mission to ‘Clear the Shelters’ this weekend with adoption fees reduced to $29 for all animals great and small in care nationwide. The goal is to rehome as many animals as possible over the three-day adoption promotion (Friday, 22 until Sunday, 24 February).
Last year, a record-breaking 2,792 animals found their fur-ever homes across the country in the RSPCA’s most successful adoption promotion to date.
“Too many animals are spending too long in shelters. We want all the animals in our care to find their happy fur-ever homes as soon as possible.
“While the vast majority of pet owners do the right thing, all too often we receive homeless animals as a result of unwanted litters, unexpected expenses for pet care, irresponsible breeding, or when circumstances change unexpectedly.
“Our message is simple – if you’re looking for a new family member, Adopt – don’t shop, and give one of these adorable rescued animals a second chance at a happy life.” said Hannah Dreaver, Executive Manager Animal Services, RSPCA WA.
RSPCA WA currently has over 70 animals available for adoption. Some have been in care for over 6 months. Everything from roosters, ducks, sheep, horses, rabbits and guinea pigs, to dogs and puppies, and cats and kittens will be looking for their purrfect homes.
And for the first time, Perth’s Cat Haven will be participating as well, bringing around 30 cats and kittens to the RSPCA Shelter from Friday to Sunday, in an effort to rehome some of their long-time residents, too.
Though adoption fees will be drastically reduced, normal adoption policies and procedures will apply to ensure each animal is matched with the right family. All adoptions include desexing, microchipping, vaccinations, veterinary checks, behavioural assessments and one-on-ones with prospective adoptive parents and future fur-siblings.
“Even though the $29 adoption fee does not come close to covering the cost of treating and caring for the animals, you can’t put a price on finding forever homes for animals in need.
“Our aim this weekend is to find homes for all the animals in our care. It’s better for them, and it frees up space for us to be able to take in more animals who need help. And everyone who has ever adopted a new furry family member can attest to how much love they’ll bring into your life,” said Ms Dreaver.
RSPCA WA Shelter will be open from 10am to 5pm on Friday, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, while animals remain available for adoption. The Shelter is located at 108 Malaga Drive, Malaga, just off Reid Highway.
Visit www.adoptapet.com.au to view all the animals available for adoption.
- The RSPCA Shelter Shop has a full range of dog beds, cat carriers, collars, leads, animal toys, food bowls, and a comprehensive selection of Hills pet food products to get your new family members started on the right note.
- If you are planning to adopt a cat, please bring a cat carrier with you, if you have one. RSPCA Shelter shop does sell cat carriers as well.
- If you are planning to adopt a dog, you will be required to bring all family members for a meet and greet, including any other dogs you may already have.
- Volunteers will be operating a Sausage Sizzle on site at RSPCA WA on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 2pm each day for a gold coin donation.
- During this weekend, adoption holds will be limited to 2 hours for cats and 4 hours for dogs. The 24 hour hold period will not apply.
- If you are renting your current home, please bring a copy of your rental agreement or permission from landlord to show that you are permitted to keep pets on your premises.
- Horses available for adoption are not kept on site. If you are interested in horses, please call the Shelter on 08 9209 9323 to arrange a viewing time.
- People are reminded to check with their local councils about any regulations or restrictions around keeping livestock and fowl in urban, suburban and semi-rural areas.