Every year, approximately 200,000 healthy pets find themselves homeless in Australia’s pounds and shelters.
To help reduce these numbers, here are four great reasons why resuce animals make great pets.
Why resuce animals make great pets
They are already trained – most rescue pets have been house pets in the past, they come toilet trained and with basic manners so you’re not starting from scratch.
You know what you get – grown animals have developed personalities, are more mellow (and less destructive!) than a young pet and can be a better fit for families with young children.
They have more love to give – abandoned pets are eager to become part of a loving pack and will bond with a new family as soon as they feel safe and secure.
It’s cost effective – a rescue pet has been health-checked, de-sexed, vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.
To help thousands of pets find a forever home, pet rescue organisations will pay a visit to PETstock stores across Australia on February 4 with homeless animals to help match them with families.
PETstock Chief Executive Officer, Shane Young, said if just one in five pet seekers chose to adopt a pet instead of shop, we could end pet homelessness in Australia.
“Our goal is for every rescue pet to find their forever home, and we’re getting closer,” he said.
“PetRescue figures show the adoption of pets is increasing year-on-year, demonstrating how saving every homeless pet in Australia is possible, but we still have a way to go.”
PetRescue Co-Founder, Vickie Davy, said people may be surprised by who they find at Pet Adoption Day. “’Pets of all types, sizes, breeds and ages will be available for adoption on the day so everyone is sure to find their perfect match,” she said.
National Pet Adoption Day
WHEN: Sunday 4 February 2018 from 10am – 2pm.
WHERE: PETstock stores across Australia.