RSPCA launches Clear the Shelters campaign

Celery the rabbit is up for adoption.
Celery the rabbit is up for adoption.

ANIMAL lovers are encouraged to check out more than 70 animals which are waiting to be adopted at the RSPCA in Malaga this weekend.

The RSPCA is running its Clear the Shelters campaign from today until Sunday, February 24 with adoption fees dropped to $29 for all animals nationwide.

Animals including roosters, ducks, sheep, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs and cats are looking to find a new home.

Alice the duck.

The Cat Haven in Shenton Park will also be taking part by sending about 30 cats and kittens to the Malaga shelter.

All adoptions include desexing, microchipping, vaccinations, veterinary checks, behavioural assessments and one-on-ones with prospective adoptive parents.

Aimee the cat.

RSPCA animal executive manager Hannah Dreaver said the aim was to find homes for all animals and free up space for the shelter to take in more animals that need help.

“While the vast majority of pet owners do the right thing, all too often we receive homeless animals as a result of unwanted litters, unexpected expenses for pet care, irresponsible breeding, or when circumstances change unexpectedly,” she said.

“Our message is simple – if you’re looking for a new family member, adopt – don’t shop, and give one of these adorable rescued animals a second chance at a happy life.”

Last year, a record-breaking 2792 animals found their new homes across the country in the RSPCA’s most successful adoption promotion to date.

The shelter, located at 108 Malaga Drive, Malaga is open from 10am to 5pm today, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

View all the animals at www.adoptapet.com.au.

Hailey the dog.