Pet Rescue – Australia
This weeks featured article focuses on Pet Rescue, a not-for-profit organisation that finds new permanent homes for rescue pets. They are Australia’s largest on-line directory of homeless animals, and to date they have helped find new, loving families for over 150,000 pets.
Pet Rescue was started in 2004 as a small not-for-profit team who were dedicated to finding new homes for lost and abandoned pets. The charity works tirelessly to give every independent foster carer, every rescue group and every single one of the community’s homeless pets a voice.
The Alarming Statistics
The Pet Rescue website not only give information on dogs, cats and other pets for adoption, but also points out the figures and statistics involved in pet rescue across Australia.
- Pound euthanasia is the leading cause of death among healthy companion animals in Australia.
- Around 40% of dogs and 75% of cats who enter pounds and shelters are killed.
- In countries like the US & UK, over 90% of homeless pets are able to find new homes when the community is given the tools to save them.
In addition to the amazing work carried out by this organisation, Pet Rescue also has its own online shop where the profits go towards funding re-homing programs, awareness campaigns and redevelopment of the Pet Rescue website.
Dogs That Need Homes
Pet Rescue re-homes dogs, cats and other pets but as this is The Dog Express, we have put some of the wonderful dogs below who need your help and a forever home.
Gene is a true Jack Russell located in New South Wales. Give this boy a stuffed toy and a water shell and he will be kept content for hours. For an adoption fee, Gene can de-sexed, microchip, vaccinated, wormed and heart-worm tested, which means he will be ready for his new home without any extra hassle for his new owner/s.
He appears to enjoy the water and would love to have his own little water shell in his backyard. He is 7 years old and desperately wants to find his forever home. If you are interested in Gene and would like to find out more, click here.
Kelly is definitely a mixed blend girl who is seven months old and will grown to a medium size. Pet Rescue are still trying to identify her breed specifics but think that she may be a Labrador kelpie blend. Kelly is playful and in need of further obedience, however given her young age she should be easy to train and the Pet Rescue staff are already teaching her how to walk on a lead and be responsive to voice commands.
Kelly would be an ideal family dog and will grow to approximately 28 kilos. She will not shed a lot of hair so would be great if a hypo-allergenic dog is preferred. Click here to find out more about Kelly.