A picture may say a lot, but words come from the heart – especially when we’re talking about rescued animals.
With 2019 behind us, we wanted to reflect on the year in a way we haven’t done before. Here are our 16 favourite quotes of last year, spoken by 16 different animal lovers involved with RSPCA South Australia. Their words remind us why our mission work of helping animals in need is so important. But more than that, they give us hope for the future of animals in our state.
1. Special needs, and unique joy
Words by: Annie, who made our first adoption of 2019. Her kitty Cisco is a sweet deaf cat whose extremely sunburnt nose had to be removed.
2. A completed family – and a much-loved deaf kitten
Words by: Nadia, enamoured adopted owner of Keller – a beautifully natured deaf cat requiring extra love as a special needs kitty.
3. A level of trust that’s truly incredible
Words by: Darielle, adopted owner of Grace – a Great Dane who went from a neglected past to days spent running around her family’s acres in the Adelaide Hills.
4. ‘The one’
Words by: Amber, adopted owner and best friend of Charlie – an adorable ginger cat who was born at our shelter.
5. A hand-raised bond
Words by: Jessica, ‘failed’ foster carer and now adopted owner of Rod and Todd – gorgeous brothers who were orphaned as baby lambs.
6. Advice worth heeding
Words by: Marilyn, adopted owner of Morticia – a pug who went on an incredible weight loss journey at our Lonsdale shelter.
7. Volunteer perks
8. When it’s more than just a coincidence
Words by: Liz, survivor of cancer and adopted owner of Roxy – a pup who survived neglect and helped Liz through her treatment.
9. It’s time
10. The way to go
11. When a special puppy changes your whole perspective
12. Hope is restored
13. A lifesaving choice
14. A duo of survivors
15. A message for our generous donors
16. Wise words
Words by: Alyssia, adopted owner of Harkness – a three-legged kitty who loves stealing food and has developed such an inseparable bond with his feline sibling.
Thanks for summing it up, Alyssia – we couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
If these beautiful quotes have one overwhelming theme, it’s that adoption is just as life-changing for owners as it is for rescue pets. If you’re considering opening your heart and home to a rescued animal like the ones lovingly mentioned in this post, head over here to see all our animals currently available for adoption.