Still waiting – 60 cats & kittens to go on last day

February 23, 2020

Over 350 animals find new homes in two days of RSPCA SA’s Clear the Shelter

Another 160 animals went to new homes yesterday, bringing the total number of animals adopted from RSPCA South Australia in the first two days of the nationwide Clear the Shelter adoption campaign to 356.

The majority of animals adopted yesterday were kittens – 113 – but 26 cats, 15 dogs, one puppy and five guinea pigs also spent last night in new homes. The results have eclipsed last year’s Clear the Shelter campaign in SA, with almost 200 more animals adopted in the first two days than in 2019.

RSPCA South Australia’s Head of Animal Operations Tim Charles believes the great result so far stems in part from the campaign’s greater recognition by the South Australian community.

“It’s the third year we’ve run Clear the Shelter in SA, and the message that animals are better off in loving homes than shelters clearly resonates with many people,” Mr Charles said.

“Despite all the expert care our staff and volunteers provide for these animals, nothing can replace the benefits of living in a home with loving and knowledgeable owners who prioritise their animal’s wellbeing.”

Most of the 60 remaining felines are available to adopt from RSPCA South Australia’s Lonsdale shelter, but there is one kitten still waiting for new owners at Petbarn Noarlunga, two kittens at Petstock Port Lincoln and two kittens at RSPCA PetVille in Hillcrest.

Although the RSPCA has drastically reduced usual adoption fees during the three-day campaign, normal adoption procedures apply to help staff match animals with the right families. This includes behavioural assessments and one-on-ones with prospective adoptive parents and future fur-siblings.

RSPCA South Australia staff are on-hand to provide practical advice about the animal’s temperament and care needs, and follow-up advice after adoption if needed. Further information about caring for animals is available on RSPCA’s knowledgebase.

All animals available to adopt from RSPCA South Australia can be viewed HERE.

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