Last updated: 19 Nov, 2019
Published on: 3 Dec, 2018
Promoting a pawsome practice
Here’s a big shout out to the team at Ourimbah Vet Hospital, located an hour north of Sydney, for being, well, pawsome!
The animal loving team have been members of PetRescue for over five years and in that time have rescued and rehomed over 250 kittens and cats from the Kitten Adoption Centre integrated into their veterinary practice.
Karen Winkle, Practice Manager, explains that in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, where the practice is located, there are few avenues for stray cats and kittens to find new and loving homes.
“As a team, we really wanted to do something to help the many kittens and cats that were brought into us as homeless strays,” she says.
“So we launched the Adoption Centre within our practice and also registered with PetRescue to give us an avenue to promote the cats and kittens in our care.”
One particularly lucky feline to have been rescued by the team at Ourimbah is Mr Meowgy – now called Edo - who found love as a result of being spotted on the PetRescue website by his new family who were searching for a four-legged addition to their family.
“We absolutely love him and he has fitted in perfectly,” says Katharine. “He has become best friends with our dog and we are just so happy to have found him.
“We have adopted two pets now via PetRescue and highly recommend the website, we couldn’t be happier to have spotted Edo, and we suspect he’s pretty chuffed with his new home too.”
PetRescue is keen for more veterinary practices across Australia to sign on to the PetRescue website and use the free re-homing services available, in a bid to save thousands more stray pets to find loving homes.
And so, if you’re a vet, practice manager, vet nurse or anyone else that works in a veterinary practice and would like to create opportunities to rescue and rehome more pets that find their way to your door, please click here for more information.