The 12 strays of Christ­mas

Cockburn Gazette - - CHRISTMAS MIRACLES -

PETS are a favourite Christ­mas present for young fam­i­lies and cou­ples look­ing to wel­come a new soul into their home.

But be­fore you knock on the door of a breeder, think about how you can bring new joy into your home and save a life at the same time. There are hun­dreds of an­i­mals in shel­ters who would love noth­ing bet­ter than to cud­dle up with you on a cold night and of­fer you their com­pan­ion­ship.

Quite sim­ply, you can cre­ate a Christ­mas mir­a­cle.

The RSPCA shel­ter in Malaga has 292 an­i­mals in its care, in­clud­ing some in com­mu­nity fos­ter care. On this page are 12 ter­rific adop­tion op­tions – our 12 Strays of Christ­mas.

This year alone, it has adopted 905 an­i­mals in need of a lov­ing home.

“An­i­mals who re­quire re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion can spend any­where from eight weeks to sev­eral months or much longer in our care,” said Alex Ne­bi­gin, the me­dia and com­mu­ni­ca­tions co-or­di­na­tor for RSPCA WA. “No mat­ter how long it takes, RSPCA WA will ex­plore all med­i­cal and be­havioural av­enues to en­sure an­i­mals in our care are given the best chance of find­ing lov­ing new homes.”

Peo­ple who aren’t in a po­si­tion to adopt a new pet, but want to help a home­less an­i­mal can sup­port RSPCA’s Guardian An­gel Ap­peal. Visit the Guardian An­gel web­site to be matched with an an­i­mal in care at the RSPCA.

Call the adop­tions team on (08) 9209 9300 or drop in to the An­i­mal Care Cen­tre in Malaga, which is open 10am to 5pm, Mon­day to Fri­day and 10am to 4pm on Satur­day, Sun­day and pub­lic hol­i­days.

To see all an­i­mals wait­ing for a sec­ond chance, visit adop­tapet.com.au

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