Thursday, December 16, 2010

RSPCA NSW adoption costs halved in the lead up to Christmas


RSPCA NSW Shelters state-wide have hit capacity and are desperate to find homes for the influx of animals in their care. From 16th – 19th December, the not-for-profit animal welfare organisation is cutting adoption fees in half in an attempt to rehome as many animals as possible before Christmas. 

“Every year, we experience the same thing,” said RSPCA NSW Animal Wellbeing Executive Manager Susan Hill. “We become inundated with thousands of extra animals during the warm summer months. This puts us in a terribly distressing situation whereby we end up euthanasing healthy animals because we’ve run out of space.” 

In hopes of finding loving homes for as many animals as possible during this particularly busy time, RSPCA NSW has launched their ‘4days4life’ initiative. For four days only, animals at RSPCA NSW Shelters or the RSPCA Care Centre at Rouse Hill will be available for half the normal adoption fee. 
This applies to animals who are at least 4 months of age or who have been in the RSPCA’s care for at least 4 months. 

“Animals are a long-term commitment and should be considered carefully,” said Ms Hill. “But if people are ready to adopt an animal, we hope this initiative will encourage their decision to come to the RSPCA before going anywhere else.” 

For more information, visit www.rspcansw.org.au/4days4life  

Have a lovely day!… Anna