Petbarn Noosa is calling on local pet lovers to head in-store between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd to help loveable animals find their forever home.
The initiative is part of the RSPCA’s Clear the Shelters campaign which helps rehome hundreds of animals throughout the country every year. Petbarn Noosa, along with over 100 stores nationally, will be opening-up their Adoption Centre, and will have a range of animals big and small, including dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs available to adopt at a fee of just $29.
Local Petbarn Noosa Store Manager, Samara Lee Nichols said this is an important event for Petbarn as they look to encourage even more people to ‘adopt, don’t shop’.
“Adoption is one of the most rewarding and valuable things you can do – both for the animal and the individual. They bring you companionship, unconditional love and it’s amazing to see pets, who may have otherwise been left behind, thrive in their forever home.”
“We are passionate about pet companionship, which is why we partner with shelters all year round to ensure as many animals as possible have a second chance at their happily ever after. Through working with our adoption partners, we have helped rehome thousands of rescue pets” continued Samara Lee.
Petbarn in-store Adoption Centres have assisted over 47,000 animals in finding a forever home in the past eight years and hope to rehome another 500 pets across the three-day event.
Although adoption fees will be drastically reduced this weekend, normal adoption procedures still apply, including one-on-ones with prospective adoption parents, and current household pets, to ensure each animal is matched to the right loving family.
All adoption pets have undergone a comprehensive vet check and been de-sexed. In all cases dogs and cats are micro chipped, treated for internal and external parasites (such as worms and fleas), and had their initial vaccination, and dogs are also treated for heartworm.
Noosa’s longest visiting dogs are Scooby, who has been in the shelter for 156 days, and Pedro 111 days, there is also a pair of bonded cats who have been in the shelter for 143 days.Placing these animals in high-traffic locations, such as Petbarn Noosa, will help them get adopted faster and the RSPCA is hoping to see as many of them as possible find new homes thanks to this partnership.
This weekend is an opportunity for Petbarn and the RSPCA to rehome pets and help animal lovers find a new companion by reducing fees and ensuring all animals are healthy, de-sexed, vaccinated, microchipped and have undergone veterinary checks and behavioural assessments.
RSPCA Clear the Shelters will run from Friday 21 February starting at 10am, to Sunday 23 February at Petbarn Noosa.