National Pet Adoption Day: Animal lovers urged to help find homes for abandoned pets


Pet Stock Balcatta manager Scott Willis with Koko and Donna Bettes from SAFE Perth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
Pet Stock Balcatta manager Scott Willis with Koko and Donna Bettes from SAFE Perth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

‘ADOPT don’t shop’ is the mantra for National Pet Adoption Day, which encourages animal lovers to help find homes for abandoned pets.

Rescue pet organisations will visit a Balcatta pet shop on Sunday February 5 to raise awareness of pet adoption as part of the event.

The initiative is led by charity foundation Pet Stock Assist in partnership with not-for-profit animal rescue organisation Pet Rescue and seeks to find lifelong and loving homes for all homeless pets across Australia.

Pet Stock chief executive Shane Young said the day encouraged Australians to consider giving a rescue pet a forever home.

“Pet Rescue figures show the adoption of pets is increasing 38 per cent year-on-year, demonstrating how saving every homeless pet in Australia is possible,” he said.

“Adopting a pet is a hugely rewarding decision that can ultimately save the life of an animal in need.”

Pet Adoption Day 2017

WHAT: Pet Adoption Day

WHEN: Sunday 5 February from 10am – 2pm.

WHERE: Pet Stock Balcatta