There are too many animals in Victorian shelters right now – animals that want and deserve loving homes. To get as many animals out of shelters as possible, animal welfare organizations across the state are uniting for Mission Adoptable, a pet adoptable promotion that aims to find homes for Victoria’s animals in need.
Increased pressure on animal welfare organizations, including fewer recoveries of lost pets, rising costs and a reduction in adoption applications, means a greater number of animals need new homes.
Animal Aid, Australian Animal Protection Society, Bendigo Animal Relief Centre, Cat Protection Society, Geelong Animal Welfare Society, Greyhound Adoption Program, Lort Smith Animal Hospital, RSPCA Victoria and Second Chance Animal Rescue will run from Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 9. participate in Mission Adoptable.
Dogs, cats and a variety of small animals are currently seeking new homes in Victoria with the Mission Adoptable animal welfare groups urging people to adopt to ease the pressure and make way for more animals in need.
If ever there was a time to adopt, it’s now. Aside from giving an animal another chance at a happy life, there are many benefits to adopting a pet. Research shows that pets make people physically and psychologically healthier by encouraging exercise, increasing social connection and providing companionship.
Lort Smith Campbellfield Manager Jennifer Donaldson urged people to consider making room in their home for a new furry family member.
“Our world has changed a lot in the past 3 years and the pandemic has affected not only humans but also our companion animals. Shelters in Victoria have reached full capacity and we are desperately looking for loving new homes for the many animals entrusted to our care,” said Ms Donaldson.
“That’s why we’re joining forces to deliver a single message: animals deserve a loving home for our animals and we need your help to find that home. From foster carers to shelters, donors and the people raising their hands to adopt – when we come together as a community we can achieve great things! Support Mission Adoptable from October 1 – 9 and make a real difference in the lives of animals.”
Animals adopted by animal welfare organizations are monitored for their behaviour, microchipped, vaccinated and slaughtered.
Potential adopters are matched with pets based on a range of criteria, including lifestyle suitability and physical requirements.
For those unable to adopt a new pet, foster care is an integral part of caring for Victorian animals in need and anyone interested is encouraged to contact the organizations participating in the Mission Adoptable promotion for additional information.
For promotional offers from each of the organizations participating in Mission Adoptable, visit www.missionadoptable.com.au