Adopt don't Shop!
Are you looking for a furry friend to join your family? Have you set your heart on a particular designer breed? Maybe you should think again about pedigrees..
Did you know researchers at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, revealed that a dog’s environment influenced their aggression levels and overall behaviour more than their breed’s reputation? Each dog is a sentient being and although they may be a textbook example of their breed, they could be the polar opposite!
Yes, your designer Cavoodle could inflict as much damage as a 5-year-old rescue Staffy!
In light of this, we encourage our readers to consider ADOPTING - not SHOPPING.
If you are interested in adding a furry friend to your family, why not drop in to one of the rescue centres below to meet the residents?
And if you’re not looking to adopt, there are still lots of ways you can get involved!
Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter - This local, low-kill shelter houses dogs and cats that have been found stray or abandoned, or were seized. If animals cannot be returned to their owners, the shelter seeks new homes for them. Prior to rehoming, dogs and cats are desexed, lifetime registered, vaccinated and microchipped. The shelter has a wide range of dogs and cats for sale, including puppies and kittens, as well as mature pets. All are temperament tested prior to being put up for adoption.
8 Production Road, Taren Point - 9710 0401
RSCPA NSW - RSPCA is Australia’s largest rescue organisation - with various locations right across Australia. The NSW Branch offers a range of different services, from animal adoption, to volunteer programs - they are also an animal welfare enforcement agency. If you believe there is an animal being treated sub-par, you can contact the RSPCA to make a report. Adoptions can be facilitated online, or at their Welfare Shelter in Yagoona.
201 Rookwood Rd, Yagoona - 9770 7555 - www.rspca.org.au
Animal Welfare League - A registered charity that has been operating for over 60 years, providing expert care to surrendered, neglected and abandoned animals. If you are looking to adopt an animal, you can find their Animal Shelter in Kemps Creek, NSW. They also offer extensive volunteer programs, which usually include assistance with socialising animals, as well as cleaning and other care duties. You can also report cruelty cases to the AWL.
1605 Elizabeth Drive, Kemps Creek - 8777 4445 - www.awlnsw.org.au