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Published March 27th 2020
Time on your hands to settle-in a new Bestie
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Alone at home? Need quality company? Have you considered adopting someone special? Obviously many people will not find themselves in a position to take on added financial responsibility right now, but some of us are in a position where we can. This is something to consider very seriously before jumping in. At this difficult time, animal rescues and shelters are concerned about coping, with concerns of donations drying up, volunteers being unable to help out, and irresponsible people abandoning their pets in even greater numbers. People catch Coronavirus from People, Not From Pets! Let's get that clear!
Some excellent animal rescues and shelters are doing all they can to take care of animals in need. Many pets end up in shelters when their elderly owner passes on or has to move into residential care where they can't keep their pets. Other pets are rescued from abusive situations. Some pets are dumped by lazy careless people. All pets are blameless in becoming homeless and ending up in a shelter needing care and a responsible new home with loving new owners. Pets who need homes come in all sizes, ages, shapes, and personalities! If you're looking for a new best buddy or furred, scaled, or feathered baby, it's worth looking until you find the right fit for your preferences and your lifestyle and budget.
Some great places to start looking for that special new companion in South Australia are the RSPCA, the Animal Welfare League, and private rescues such as Australian Working Dog Rescue, Claws and Paws, Holly's Rescue for Senior Dogs which specializes in caring for and rehoming small dogs, and Rachel's Kitten Rescue which specializes in caring for, training and rehoming abandoned kittens. So, carefully consider your long-term ability to care for a pet (ideally they live for years and years!), look realistically at your financial position, and then seize this opportunity to settle your new Bestie into your home while you have some time on your hands! If you can't adopt right now, please make a small donation which will mean so much to the pets in need!