Ipswich pets find loving homes through adoption
THE story of Charlie the cat who had spent 280 days waiting to be adopted stuck a chord with many QT readers.
Michael Beatty from the RSPCA Wacol Campus said, sadly, Charlie and the other long-stay animals were yet to find a home.
"The weekend is a busy time so fingers crossed," he said.
"Adoption gives animals another chance, statewide we have around 600 animals available for adoption at any given time.
"We have such a wide range of animals and they are all de-sexed and micro chipped before adoption.
"There's no time limit on the animals that stay with us, we keep them for as long as it takes to find a home."
It seems many Ipswich residents are barking up the right tree when it comes to finding their pets.
"I adopted my cat Antonio from Little Paws Cat Rescue…he is my special strange boy I'd never trade him for the world," said Alicia Hughes.
"We adopted our girls from the pound at Ipswich," said Jo Scott.
"Sisters, we couldn't split them up and they've been our gorgeous girls ever since."
Annmaree Theresa Harris adopted her dog Emmy after fostering her and "falling in love".
"I now also have a foster dog who is available for adoption," she said.
Paige Elizabeth Garretty adopted one-year-old cat Annabelle from the Animal Welfare League Queensland.
"Initially I was just going to look and hadn't planned on adopting any animals," she said.
"When I saw her I knew I wanted to take her home, she's been from foster home to foster home and was getting picked on by the other cats.
"Now, I couldn't imagine not having her, there is never a dull moment."
To adopt a new pet contact the RSPCA Animal Care Campus located at 139 Wacol Station Rd on 3426 9928.
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