By Brendan Rees
They’re cute, fluffy and in need of lots of cuddles.
Furry friends will be looking for a new home as Cranbourne PETstock takes part in PETstock Assist’s national pet adoption day on 15 February.
Olympian, television personality and animal rescue advocate Giaan Rooney is also supporting the initiative this year, encouraging Australians to adopt not shop for pets.
Giaan, who grew up raising rescues, is urging Australians to adopt different in 2020; to adopt a new way of thinking when it comes to animal adoption and consider a pet they haven’t before.
“It was love at first sight with my most recent rescue, Lester,” she says.
“Despite being one leg short, Lester was the perfect dog: obedient, easy to train, loving and grateful. He gave me so much and wanted so little in return. His passing last year still makes me tear up today.
“Our family will certainly be rescuing again when we’re ready for a new pet and I encourage all would-be owners looking for a pet to consider adoption.”
PETstock Assist charity and events coordinator, Jess Guilfoyle, says: “We want people to be open to different types of animals and breeds, to make considered and sustainable choices, and to give rescue pets a chance at a better life.”
The event will run from 10am to 2pm at 202 Sladen Street, Cranbourne.