Friends of the RSPCA president Judy Whicker was delighted to officially open the new kennels at the RSPCA Pet Adoption Centre.
Friends of the RSPCA president Judy Whicker was delighted to officially open the new kennels at the RSPCA Pet Adoption Centre. Paul Braven

Oh boy! New pet adoption centre officially opens

THE Friends of the RSPCA Gladstone has officially opened its adoption centre, complete with new outdoor kennels.

The adoption centre is better equipped to house the animals in care at present.

RSPCA chief executive Mark Townend joined Mayor Gail Sellers, former MP Liz Cunningham and Friends of the RSPCA Gladstone president Judy Whicker at the official opening on Wednesday.

About 40 members of the Gladstone community also attended a lunchtime event on Wednesday, checking out the large kennels.

They were installed voluntarily by a boilermaker from Purcell's Engineering two weeks ago.

"We waited about 18 months for the kennels," RSPCA volunteer Jan Baines said.

"We are all terribly excited it has happened after all the rain delays."

The large kennels are in a position where a breeze is felt and the public can clearly see the animals.

Friends of the RSPCA president Judy Whicker said it was a long time coming.

"It's wonderful," she said. "Hopefully, with the kennels, we can save some more animals."

Mrs Whicker said the RSPCA was always looking for foster carers and loving families to take home a pet.

"We have 55 dogs and 70 cats and kittens in care at the moment," she said.

If you would like to adopt a pet, phone Mrs Whicker on 0417 065 394.

The adoption centre is next to Gladstone Regional Council's upgraded pound facility at Callemondah.



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