Love knows no breed during PETstock adoption day
FUR babies big and small will descend on PETstock Gympie on Saturday, February 9 as part of the fifth annual National Pet Adoption Day.
The initiative, run by PETstock’s charity arm PETstock Assist and leading adoption site PetRescue, is this year hoping to double the number of pets adopted across the country during 2018 to 1000.
In an Australian first, all breed labels will be removed from pets listed on petrescue.com.au in the week leading up to NPAD, to ensure as many loving pets of all types find the homes they deserve.
PETstock Assist charity and events co-ordinator Jess Guilfoyle says she hopes the move will help Aussies forget any preconceptions they have about rescue pets or breed characteristics and get to know the animals for who they are.
“Every pet is unique and individual, and I encourage people considering a new pet to keep an open mind – you may just be surprised by who you fall for,” she said.
“Love really does know no breed.”
Every year around 200,000 pets remain unclaimed in Australian pounds, a statistic PetRescue co-founder Vickie Davy is determined to change.
“I hope by encouraging people to look for an individual pet rather than a particular breed we can educate people on the incredible benefits of adopting a pet in need,” Mc Davy said.
“National Pet Adoption Day is a fantastic opportunity for Gympie locals to find their perfect match.”
National Pet Adoption Day will be held at Gympie PETstock, 281-283 Brisbane Rd, from 10am-2pm on Saturday, February 9. For more information visit petstock.com.au or petrescue.com.au.