It was all joy (and a few tears) when Chester, a seven-year old cat with kidney disease, became the last animal to be adopted after the RSPCA SA’s Clear the Shelter Campaign.
In its third year running, the campaign achieved record results with all 416 animals, many of which came to the shelter physically and psychologically distressed, adopted out to loving homes during the three-day, nationwide event. This is compared to the 249 animals that found new families during last year’s campaign.
According to RSPCA South Australia’s Head of Animal Operations, Tim Charles, the significantly higher result this year was due to the large number of kittens that were ready for adoption over the weekend.
As part of the campaign, RSPCA South Australia’s shelters lowered the adoption price for all animals to $29, with the aim of matching each furry friend with a new loving owner.
“We will have more animals available to adopt in coming days, but for now we are all exhausted and just enjoying the rare sight of empty animal enclosures,” Charles says.
Animals available to adopt from RSCPA SA can be viewed here.