End Petlessness: Adoption Fees Reduced Until the End of June
RSPCA is offering heavily discounted adoption fees for all adult animals until the end of June, as part of its campaign to “End Petlessness Now”.
Until 30 June, families can welcome an adult cat into their home for just $29, or an adult dog for just $99.
Other animals, including pocket pets, horses, sheep and fowl, are available for half their usual adoption fee or, in some cases, fees have been waived entirely.
The charity hopes the campaign will help make room in its shelter and find permanent loving homes for some long-termers, while also helping more families discover the joys of pet ownership.
RSPCA WA estimates that every month, 357 balls lie un-fetched in parks; every week, 1589 laps lie bare without cuddles; and every day, countless people return to an empty home.
The “End Petlessness Now” campaign aims to address these worrying statistics. (In all seriousness, research has shown that owning a pet can have a number of physical health benefits, including increased cardiovascular health, increased physical activity, and fewer visits to the doctor.)
All dogs, cats and pocket pets available for adoption have been desexed, microchipped and vaccinated.
RSPCA WA’s regular adoption policy, terms and conditions apply, so even though the adoption fee is discounted or waived, the same thorough procedure ensure each animal goes to the right family.
All RSPCA WA animals currently available for adoption can be viewed online at www.adoptapet.com.au
RSPCA WA Executive Manager Animal Services Hannah Dreaver:
“The shelter is brimming with furry and feathered companions with so much love to give. We don’t want money to be the only barrier between them and a happy, loving home.
“The reduced fees don’t come close to covering the costs of getting a rescued animal ready for adoption, so we can’t offer these low prices all the time.
“But we hope this promotion will help find permanent loving homes for as many animals as possible – especially the long-termers who’ve been waiting many months for a second chance.
“Importantly, our data has shown us that the price of acquiring an animal has no influence on the long-term success of adoption and welfare outcomes.
“If you’re looking for a new pet to compete your family, please Adopt – Don’t Shop, and give one of these adorable rescued animals a fresh start.”