Loving animals find their forever homes

READY TO GO HOME: RSPCA worker Stuart Timmins holding Sergei the cat, one of 100 cats who were adopted during the shelter's $29 sale weekend. Photo: Harrison Schultz.
READY TO GO HOME: RSPCA worker Stuart Timmins holding Sergei the cat, one of 100 cats who were adopted during the shelter's $29 sale weekend. Photo: Harrison Schultz.

One hundred and ninety five adorable animals have found their forever homes thanks to a Clear the Shelter campaign held by the RSPCA at the end of February.

From February 23 to 25, a range of animals in shelters across Australia were up for adoption at the small price of $29 in an effort to help reduce the high number of animals still seeking homes.

Offering animals at that price meant the RSPCA lost a considerable amount of money with each animal sold but the true purpose of the event was to move the animals out of the shelter’s and to loving homes.

Before the weekend, the Lonsdale in Adelaide’s southern suburbs had about a dozen dogs up for adoption, as well as a variety of other animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and birds.

Needing the most help from the public were the cats, of which all 100 that had been housed at the shelter were adopted.

Tim Charles, head of animal operations at RSPCA SA said 181 cats found homes in the organisation’s last CatPacity event.

“Looking at adoption promotions in the past, we continue to monitor the results carefully and evidence shows that there is no higher return rate or negative impacts for the animal’s welfare,” Mr Charles said.