Last updated: 22 Jul, 2019
Published on: 1 Jan, 2016
National Pet Adoption Day gets tails wagging around the country
Tails were wagging all around the country, as the second PetRescue and PETstock National Pet Adoption Day brought rescue to Australia’s pet-loving public.
From the Top End, all the way down to Tassie, the event was a hit - both for the public who were keen to find out about the adoption option, and for the lucky pets who managed to find love on the big day. More than 380 pets found new homes as a result of the event!
A huge thank you to all the hard-working rescue groups and volunteers who made the day such a success. Every person you talked to is a potential lifesaver for a rescue pet in need, and every life counts - so whether you were run off your feet with adoptions, or simply chatted to a few potential pet seekers, it all adds up to something pretty special.
We especially loved hearing about Honey, the ex-poundie who met her new family at the National Pet Adoption Day at PETstock Cairns.
Honey was one of six pets adopted on the day from North Queensland Animal Rescue Inc. Hers was the first adoption of the day, and possibly the sweetest.
“Honey was rescued from the local pound a few months earlier. She was a bag of bones, had terrible skin, and was very scared of people - but she still had a lovely soft nature about her,” said Jess Grinter from NQAR.
“A couple turned up to the Adoption Day on Saturday with a dog that looked like Honey, stating that they were looking for another dog, had seen Honey on our Facebook page and had come down to meet her.
“I haven't seen a more perfect match at the Adoption Day, Honey instantly bonded with her new brother, Watto and her new family.”
Forever Friends Animal Rescue enjoyng the day. Hug A Husky with Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid