PETstock and RSPCA in Port Lincoln promote pet adoption through March

ADOPTION: Tammie Gudzenovs from PETstock Port Lincoln and Isabel Thorne from RSPCA Port Lincoln introduce two cats up for adoption, Gidget and Bluey.
ADOPTION: Tammie Gudzenovs from PETstock Port Lincoln and Isabel Thorne from RSPCA Port Lincoln introduce two cats up for adoption, Gidget and Bluey.

Pet adoption will be promoted throughout the month of March as PETstock and RSPCA Port Lincoln are working together for National Pet Adoption Month.

For the first time PETstock Port Lincoln will throughout March help to find new homes for pets as well as educate people about the benefits of adopting rescued animals.

The month will include the seventh annual National Pet Adoption Day which will include volunteers and animals from RSPCA Port Lincoln attending to help find people willing to adopt or foster pets as well as provide education and training tips to new rescue pet owners.

PETstock Port Lincoln store manager Tammie Gudzenovs said Pet Adoption Month was organised across the state by PETstock Assist which was promoting people to think differently when it came to bringing a pet into the home.

"PETstock Assist is encouraging owners to 'Adopt Different', to shed unfair stereotypes (about rescue animals), promote sustainable choices and to find a pet that best fits their lifestyle," he said.

"It's great to put adoption at the front of people's minds for the whole month."

Ms Gudzenovs said it was also a great chance to inform people of the activities of RSPCA Port Lincoln and how its helps find homes for dogs and cats in the community.

RSPCA Port Lincoln Animal Care Centre manager Isabel Thorne said the organisation was excited to be a part of the Pet Adoption Month.

She said as "kitten season" was approaching there was an increasing need for people to become foster carers.

"We're always looking for foster carers, people who look after kittens until they're ready for adoption so they're in a home environment," she said.

Over the past six years, PETstock Assist has helped rehome more than 12,000 animals.

People who considering adopting or fostering a pet are encouraged to visit PETstock Port Lincoln or the RSPCA Port Lincoln Animal Care Centre throughout March for further information.