In a first for RSPCA South Australia, all animals available for adoption have found homes in just two days of the reduced-price promotion – the shelters haven been cleared!
Tim Charles, Head of Animal Operations, says the response from the South Australian public was phenomenal with 195 cats, kittens, rabbits, dogs and birds are now in loving homes.
“We’d like to thank the community for their response to this adoption promotion, and tonight every animal that was available for adoption at RSPCA’s Lonsdale shelter will be sleeping in a loving home. It has been a stunning success.
“Staff and volunteers were run off their feet and some animals were in overwhelming demand so we appreciate the patience of everyone who visited the shelter – together we have achieved something amazing.”
RSPCA’s Lonsdale shelter will return to its normal weekend operating hours today and tomorrow (10am-2pm) for retail shop and animal surrenders, however no animals will be available for adoption. While all the adoption pens and kennels have been cleared, behind the scenes RSPCA South Australia is still caring for over 900 animals.
These are animals that are not yet ready to be adopted for reasons such as undergoing vet treatment, behavioural rehabilitation, foster care or the subject of animal welfare prosecutions. RSPCA also constantly has animals coming into care.
“Soon animals will be ready to find their forever homes and RSPCA expects the adoption rooms to quickly fill again, but for now South Australians have helped to clear the shelter – and it is truly wonderful,” Mr Charles said.