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National Pet Adoption Day

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by May Cross (subscribe)
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WANTED: Forever homes for homeless pets.
Do you have an excess of love to share?
Pets of every description will be available for adoption on Sunday 4 February 2018 from 10am to 2pm. So you are sure to find your purr-fect match. Four Whole hours to drool over the sweet little critters and make sure you find the pet of your dreams. Darling dogs and precious puppies; cute cats and cuddly kittens; homeless animals of all shapes and sizes are waiting for you.

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The charity organisation Pet Rescue is visiting various PETstock shops across Brisbane and throughout the state. They will have with them adorable pets looking for their fur-ever homes. Pet homelessness is a serious issue which Pet Rescue and PETstock shops are attempting to eradicate in partnership - with your help. There will be experts from pet rescue agencies and local animal rescue groups in attendance at most PETstock stores, including Clayfield. They will be able to answer all your queries regarding the animals, their care and the pet adoption process. And best of all, is that pets will available for adoption on site. Will you be able to resist those sad eyes?

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Rescue animals make great pets and here's why (and I'm sure you will be able to add more reasons to my list):
1. For starters, most rescue pets are already trained as they were most likely house pets prior to becoming homeless, for a variety of reasons. You will be pleased to know that they come toilet trained (PHEW what a relief so to speak) and they have basic manners so you don't have to start from scratch with training - which would be expensive, time-consuming and often frustrating .
2. What you see is what you get as the grown animals have already developed their personalities. They can be more mellow (read less destructive) than a young pet. This makes them a better match for families with young children.
3. The pets have heaps of love to give to you. Usually, abandoned animals are eager to please and become part of a loving "pack" (your family) and will bond with you as soon as they feel safe and secure. You can provide these things for them.
4. Last, but definitely not least, it is a cost-effective way to own a pet. Rescue pets have all been checked health-wise, de-sexed, vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas. So you won't have huge vet bills up front. Now that is good news.

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PETstock made a conscious decision a few years ago as a company not to sell pets. To that end, they founded a charity called PETstock Assist. It collaborates with other charity animal rescue organisations such as the RSPCA and Pet Rescue. They report that each and every year, approximately 200,000 healthy pets become homeless in our pounds and shelters. This is a serious situation that PETstock is determined to change. Can you and your family help?

To find your nearest store, visit PETstock or PetRescue
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Why? Rescue an animal WIN-WIN
When: Sunday 4 February 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: PETstock 737 Sandgate Rd Clayfield and other PETstock stores
Cost: FREE
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