Animal programs

Animal Adoption Campaign | Brimbank and North West

There are too many animals in Victorian shelters today – animals that want and deserve loving homes. To get as many animals out of shelters as possible, animal welfare organizations across the state are uniting for Mission Adoptable, a pet adoption promotion to find homes for Victoria’s animals in need.

Increased pressures on animal welfare groups, including fewer claims for lost pets, rising costs and a reduction in adoption applications, mean more animals need new homes.

From Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th October, Animal Aid, Australian Animal Protection Society, Bendigo Animal Relief Centre, Cat Protection Society, Geelong Animal Welfare Society, Greyhound Adoption Program, Lort Smith Animal Hospital, RSPCA Victoria and Second Chance Animal Rescue are all taking part in Mission Adoptable.

Dogs, cats and a variety of small animals are currently seeking new homes in Victoria with animal welfare groups Mission Adoptable calling on people to adopt to help ease the pressure and make way for more animals in need .

If there was ever a time to adopt, it’s now. In addition to giving a pet another chance at a happy life, adopting a pet has many benefits. Research shows that pets improve people’s physical and psychological health by encouraging exercise, improving social bonds and providing companionship.

Lort Smith Campbellfield manager Jennifer Donaldson has urged people to consider making room in their homes for a new furry member of the family.

“Our world has changed tremendously over the past 3 years and the pandemic has affected not only humans, but also our pets. Shelters in Victoria have reached capacity and we are desperately looking for new, loving homes for the many animals in our care,” Ms Donaldson said.

“That’s why we join forces to express one message: animals deserve a loving home to keep them, and we need your help to find that home. From foster families and shelters, to donors and people who raise their hands to adopt – when we come together as a community, we can achieve great things! Support Mission Adoptable from October 1-9 and make a real difference in the lives of animals.

Animals adopted by animal protection organizations are checked, microchipped, vaccinated and desexed.

Potential adopters are matched with pets based on a set of criteria, including lifestyle suitability and physical requirements.

For those who are unable to welcome a new pet into their home, foster care is an integral part of caring for Victorian animals in need and anyone interested is encouraged to contact organizations involved in the Mission Adoptable promotion for additional information.