Lucky dogs find a loving family
THERE were cute puppies of every size, breed and colour at the RSPCA in Gladstone yesterday.
It was Dog Adoption Day and the Friends of the RSPCA had their sleeves rolled up to do what they do best - care for the welfare of our region's would-be pets.
Friends of the RSPCA holds a Dog Adoption Day once a month and yesterday the team had 35 dogs up for adoption.
Judy Whicker, president of Friends of the RSPCA, said the day was important because for every dog that was adopted, a foster carer was freed up to accept another dog from the pound.
By 10.30am yesterday, Ms Whicker said the Dog Adoption Day was going well, with 10 dogs already adopted.
Some very lucky kids were absolutely chuffed to be gaining a new friend in the form of an even luckier puppy dog, and you could tell the dogs knew they were heading for a better life with their new family.
Friends of the RSPCA has about 40 foster carers, who accept dogs from the pound and take care of them until an owner can be found. Unfortunately, the foster carers can only accept some of the dogs in the pound, so it is invaluable to have a new owner adopt those dogs and free up more space.