Want to be surrounded by cute critters, and potentially give one a good home? Want to support the rescue groups and welfare organisations that help look after creatures with nowhere else to go? The RSPCA's annual Big Adopt-Out offers all this, plus that great feeling you get when you're helping a good cause. Basically, it's the nicest way an animal lover could spend a Saturday — Saturday, September 14 from 9am–2pm, to be specific.
More than 300 mousers and pooches of all ages will promise to make your heart melt, with dedicated pavilions for both cats and dogs. That said, kittens and puppies aren't the only drawcard. Expect food trucks and live entertainment, aka perfect ways to help pass the time while you're deciding which new pet to take with you. Expect vet advice and products to purchase too, ideally for the fresh addition to your family.
Entry is via a gold coin donation on the day, with adoption prices varying depending on the rescue group. Don't forget to pre-register if you're serious about heading home with a four-legged cutie — and if you're bringing your own woofer along to meet their new friend, you're more than welcome to, although they'll need to spend their time in the onsite doggy daycare while you're perusing the adoption area.
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