Love knows no breed dur­ing PET­s­tock adop­tion day

The Gympie Times - - BETTER BUSINESS -

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 petres­ 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 pet­s­ or petres­

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