RSPCA Dog Adoption Day

Furr-ever friends: $29 adoptions to help Clear the Shelters

THE Toowoomba RSPCA is hoping to clear its shelters this weekend, and help families find their newest furry friend.

The Vanity St complex will join shelters across the country in the animal welfare organisation's mission to clear the shelters, offering up $29 adoptions for all animals.

In Toowoomba, that means finding homes for 60 cats and kittens, and 30 dogs and puppies.

"We always encourage people to adopt," RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty said.

"Not only are you getting an animal that has been desexed and micro-chipped, you're also giving that animal a second chance."

The Toowoomba team particularly hopes to find a home for Chesty, the 16-month old tri-colour mixed breed doggo with an abundance of personality.

Chesty has spent more than 75 days in the shelter after touring various pop-up adoption events.

On the feline side, Enki the 15-month old domestic short hair kitty is on the hunt for a home he can call his own - alone.

The talkative cat may have some personality quirks but would be suitable for a home without other pets, and no children.

The RSPCA's Clear the Shelters mission begins Friday, with reduced adoption fees.

Regular adoption processes would remain, Mr Beatty said.

RSPCA shelter manager Cassie Ellis .  RSPCA's $29 pet deal this weekend. February 2019
RSPCA shelter manager Cassie Ellis . RSPCA's $29 pet deal this weekend. February 2019 Bev Lacey

There are 865 animals across Queensland in need of adoption through the RSPCA.

"Thankfully research has proved that the lower adoption price has not impacted on the number of returns and this is not only because our normal procedures still apply, it's also because people are really thinking through the impact of caring for an animal will have on the family," he said.

Visit adoptapet.com.au to view the animals for adoption, or visit the Toowoomba shelter.