Staff at RSPCA South Australia’s Lonsdale shelter are pinning their hopes on ending today with no more animals available to adopt.
Since the RSPCA’s nationwide ‘Clear the Shelters’ campaign began on Friday, nearly 200 animals in RSPCA South Australia’s care have found new homes.
The vast majority – 165 – were cats and kittens.
However, RSPCA SA’s Head of Animal Operations Tim Charles said there are still over 80 felines up for adoption today. Most are at the charity’s Lonsdale shelter, but some kittens are also available to adopt from RSPCA PetVille at Hillcrest and RSPCA’s adoption partner Petbarn.
“It’s been a great result so far, and it really makes the day for our staff when they see animals they’ve been caring for going home at last to live with families,” Mr Charles said.
“We hope to see many more kind-hearted people at our Lonsdale shelter today because we still have some really beautiful animals here in need of homes.”
All animals available to adopt from RSPCA are microchipped, desexed, fully vaccinated and vet checked. RSPCA shelters across the country are hoping to break last year’s record adoption number of 2,792 animals in what was the RSPCA’s most successful adoption promotion ever.
Although the RSPCA is drastically reducing adoption fees, normal adoption procedures will apply to help staff match animals with the right families. This includes behavioural assessments and one-onones with prospective adoptive parents and future fur-siblings.
RSPCA South Australia staff will be on-hand to provide practical advice about the animal’s temperament and care needs, and follow-up advice after adoption if needed.
Apart from felines, RSPCA South Australia still has some goats and rabbits available to adopt today, but all dogs have now found new homes.
“Cats and kittens remain the largest group in RSPCA shelters across the country, and here in South Australia we currently have 472 in our care,” Mr Charles said.
“Many of these animals are in foster care as they’re still too young to desex, but it won’t be long before they too will be looking for new homes.
“We won’t be running out of kittens any time soon!”
RSPCA South Australia’s Clear the Shelter Adoption Campaign
is taking place at:
- RSPCA South Australia – 25 Meyer Road, Lonsdale, Sun: 10am to 2pm, ph: 1300 4 777 22
- RSPCA PetVille – 345 North-East Rd, Hillcrest, Sun: 11am to 5pm, ph: (08) 8266 6582 [email protected] https://www.rspcapetville.com.au/
- Hendon (kittens only) – 113-115 Tapleys Hill Rd, Hendon. Ph 7087 2216
- Holden Hill – 1/578 North East Road, Holden Hill. Ph 7087 2225
- Melrose Park (kittens only) – Melrose Plaza – 9/1031 South Rd, Melrose Park. Ph 7087 2229
- Mile End (kittens only) – 122-138 Railway Tce – Homemaker Centre, Mile End. Ph 8351 8130
- Noarlunga (kittens only) – 84 Dyson Rd, Noarlunga Centre. Ph 7087 2219
- Norwood (kittens only) – 31 The Parade, Norwood. Ph 8363 3255
- Prospect (kittens only) – 3/252 Churchill Rd, Prospect. Ph 7087 2222
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