Pet adop­tion

Stirling Times - - News -

The fifth an­nual Na­tional Pet Adop­tion Day is on next month and aims to re­home 1000 an­i­mals across Aus­tralia.

ALL crea­tures great and small are set to put their best paw for­ward to find a fam­ily next month.

The fifth an­nual Na­tional Pet Adop­tion Day on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 9, aims to re­home 1000 an­i­mals across the coun­try.

The joint ini­tia­tive is run by PET­s­tock and adop­tion site PetRes­cue, with PetRes­cue co­founder John Bishop urg­ing peo­ple to look at the in­di­vid­ual per­son­al­i­ties of pets.

“Co­coa came from the pound about six-and-ahalf years ago; she was adopted by my part­ner in Syd­ney,” he said.

“She’s one of the dogs that can be misiden­ti­fied as ag­gres­sive and scary, but all she wants to do is cud­dle up to you.”

This year’s cam­paign is fo­cus­ing on look­ing be­yond the breed, with all la­bels to be re­moved on the PetRes­cue web­site in the week be­fore Na­tional Pet Adop­tion Day.

Mr Bishop said about 200,000 pets were un­claimed from Aus­tralian pounds ev­ery year.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

John Bishop with Co­coa ahead of Na­tional Pet Adop­tion Day on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 9.

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