Joint effort to find fur-ever homes

Published: 16 Nov 2017

Dogs and cats in need of loving homes will converge on Cannon Park for the region’s largest ever pet adoption drive this weekend.

Cairns Regional Council has invited seven local rescue and rehoming organisations to join together for the inaugural Operation Fur-Ever Home.

“We’re expecting at least 80 rescue dogs and cats to be at the event, with photos displayed of other pets that couldn’t be present,” Cr Manning said.

“There will be pets to suit every type of household and the wonderful volunteers from each of the organisations will be able to help you find your perfect match.”

Potential pet parents can come down to Cannon Park from 9am to 1pm this Saturday 18 November to meet available pets and to chat directly with volunteers from each organisation.

“If you’ve been considering adding a furry new family member, this is the perfect opportunity to make that happen,” Cr Manning said.

“You can spend some time talking to the different organisations, getting to know the pets and getting information on how to be a great pet owner.”

Cr Manning says it is important that a decision to adopt a pet is not made on the spur of the moment.

“Having a pet can bring so much joy into your life but it also comes with responsibilities,” he said.

“It’s a long-term commitment, there are costs involved, and you’re responsible for everything your pet does.

“The last thing we want to see is adopted pets being brought back to the shelters because their owners haven’t fully considered what it means to have a pet.

“But anyone who genuinely wants to make that commitment to change a pet’s life is invited to come down to Cannon Park on Saturday.”

More information and photos of some of the available pets can be found on Cairns Regional Council’s Facebook page.

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Last updated: 16 November 2017