National Pet Adoption Day is on in Bunbury

SAFE volunteer Felicity Haigh with Shadow and SAFE dog coordinator Kassie White with Jewel.

SAFE volunteer Felicity Haigh with Shadow and SAFE dog coordinator Kassie White with Jewel.

JEWEL is a two-year-old Staffy cross jack Russell terrier that was handed into the pound with both of her front legs broken.

They had been broken for so long that they had healed on their own.

She was unable to walk and was on death row before being saved by SAFE Bunbury and undergoing an operation to treat her legs to make her healthy and able to be rehomed into a loving family.

Now, she is just one of ten dogs and a number of cats, kittens and rabbits up for adoption at this year’s National Pet Adoption Day on February 6.

SAFE Bunbury dog coordinator Kassie White said the feeling of saving a life is like nothing else.

“Knowing you’ve given an innocent animal a second chance is wonderful,” she said.

“When we see a dog that was on death row go home with a wagging tail and a new family, you know you’ve changed the life of more than just the animal.”

SAFE Bunbury has combined with PETstock Bunbury from 10am to 2pm to help turn heartbreak into hope for orphaned animals.

The day hopes to not only find animals a new home but also aims to raise awareness of pet adoption and encourage Australians to consider giving a rescue pet a forever home.

“Not only do we have pets up for adoption, but we have heaps of qualified staff here to help you with any questions you may have before taking home your new pet,” Ms White said.

Before joining their forever family, adopted pets are de-sexed, vaccinated and treated for parasites as well as having undergone a prior comprehensive veterinary and behaviour assessment.

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