Pet Rescue Perth
Did you know that 56% of cats and 25% of dogs placed in Australian pounds are killed because they don’t find an owner?
Without intervention, animals that are suitable for a home can be scheduled for euthanasia. Many new owners don’t understand the requirements of a pet, and abandon the animal in a range of ways that can threaten their life. Buying a puppy from a pet store may be an option, but animals need to be rescued from potential death. Luckily, there are a range of charities and services that operate to save these poor potential family members.
Having online support has increased the ability to project these innocent faces to people seeking a pet, as promotion and awareness are essential in decreasing the alarming statistics these animals face. For an understanding of pet rescue in Perth, the following organisations best outline the work done by professionals and volunteers, and reveal what you can do to save lives.
SAFE (Saving Perth Animals From Euthanasia, Inc) Perth is an organisation that focuses on saving animals that are unwanted, scheduled for Euthanasia or abandoned by former owners. Careers work as volunteers, allowing these pets (dogs, cats and rabbits) into their homes and looking after them as though a part of their family. SAFE Perth promotes responsible ownership and continues to save hundreds of lives yearly. No region is out of reach; animals can be flown in from remote communities. Please go to www.safeperth.com.au for more information about their processes and volunteering opportunities.
Dogs Refuge Home at Shenton Park, Perth, http://www.dogshome.org.au/ saves hundreds of neglected dogs yearly. They keep approximately 100 animals in their refuge home at any one time, providing potential pet owners with an assortment of breeds desperate for a second chance at life. They accept donations, provide puppy school and make adopting a dog simple and affordable. But dogs aren’t just given to anyone; the owner must undertake questionnaires and suitability assessments to ensure there is mutual compatibility. Matching the right dog with the right environment is essential to their work.
Best Friends Animal Rescue Perth http://bfarescue.com.au/ started in 2006 with 14 rescued dogs; since inception, 700 dogs have been re-homed. With a network of volunteers, this non-profit organisation aims to have a dog retirement home where unwanted dogs can spend their final years in a safe and loving environment. This method, in opposition to euthanasia, provides an outlet for old and sick animals to enjoy life. It is a fantastic sentiment that demonstrates the action people are taking to rescue pets in Perth.
What Can You Do?
Volunteering for one of the aforementioned companies, or any other pet rescue service, is the first step into changing the lives of unwanted animals. There is also the option of foster care, where an individual or family takes a pet into their care (for a week to a few months) while they are up for adoption. This allows more pets to be housed in facilities and spreads awareness through communities. Euthanasia is unfair when the deciding factor is whether a person wants the pet in question. Saving lives and rescuing these animals is an aspect that continues to generate more publicity and attracts further support; but the statistics are still too high. For more information, follow any of the links provided. Is it your turn to save a life?
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