Rescue animals will have a chance to be adopted at Petbarn’s ‘Pet Dating Day’ this Saturday, February 13.
The annual Valentine’s Day inspired event allows prospective pet owners to have a ‘date’ and fall in love with rescued cats, dogs and other small animals in need of a home.
Petbarn Penrith store manager, Ron Meigan, said the ultimate aim of the day was to save pets lives.
“We have a big focus on the rescue, rehoming and rehabilitation of pets at Petbarn,” said Mr Meigan.
Over 200 dogs, cats, and small animals were saved through Petbarn’s Valentine’s Day initiative last year, including an entire litter of surrendered puppies and as well as some adult dogs.
The event is run in close partnership with the RSPCA and other local animal rescue groups, who will receive 100% of the adoption profits.
SLK Cattle Dog Rescue will be present at Petbarn’s Castle Hill store on Saturday in the hopes of recruiting new foster carers and volunteers, as well as the adoption of their rescue dogs.
Sharon Kitchener, president of SLK Cattle Dog Rescue, said the day will “help promote the benefits of rescue dogs and raise awareness of SLK”.
All animals available for adoption will be de-sexed, vaccinated and microchipped. They will also undergo a comprehensive vet check, including worming, prior to their adoption.
The event will run on Saturday, February 13 from 11am to 3pm at most Petbarn stores nationwide. – Jessica Staveley
Top image of cats taken by Jessica Staveley