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The RSPCA Wants You to Adopt an Animal This Weekend

It's lowering its adoption fee to $29 in an effort to free up space in its shelters across the country.
By Sarah Ward
February 18, 2020
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The RSPCA Wants You to Adopt an Animal This Weekend

It's lowering its adoption fee to $29 in an effort to free up space in its shelters across the country.
By Sarah Ward
February 18, 2020
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Because you're reading this, we know you're not someone who received a pet for Christmas, only to decide it wasn't for you. We know you're one of the good folks. You're probably wishing that you did receive a loveable animal as a gift, even if you already have one — or several — that you adore.

We understand your yearning, and so does the RSPCA. And, to find permanent homes for pups, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs and even Sheepy the Sheep surrendered into its care from all over the country, it's lowering the adoption fee to $29 this weekend.

The weekend-long initiative is called Clear the Shelters and will run from Friday, February 21 until Sunday, February 23. Although you can't put a price on the happiness a new four-legged friend will bring, it's hoped that the low adoption fee will encourage people who have been thinking about adding a pet to their fam (and have considered it thoroughly) to make the commitment this week. Last year, the RSPCA found new homes for 2654 pets Australia-wide.

Jane is available for adoption in Tuggerah, Animal ID: 473147

This year, Clear the Shelters will run across Australia in all states and territories except Tasmania. The adoption fees — which usually range from $20–600 — help cover some of the costs of vaccines, training, desexing and microchipping for the animal.

Whether you're in NSWVictoria, WA or Queensland, there are hundreds of animals that need a new home full of love and pats. There's more to pet adoption than overdosing on cuteness, of course, as making the commitment to care for an animal is serious business.

RSPCA's Clear the Shelters runs nationally (except Tasmania) from February 21–23. You can pre-register over here.

Top image: Lady Danger is available for adoption in Sydney, Animal ID: 472000.

Published on February 18, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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