The age-old rivalry between cats and dogs will be put to the test – but for all the right reasons – with the annual pet adoption event in Officer on Saturday 13 April.
This is the third ‘Adopt a Furry Friend Day’ for the Officer community, but the first time it will include cats.
Held in conjunction with rescue group, Pets Haven and FurKids Rescue, the event will feature more a dozen dogs and cats looking for new families.
Pets Haven spokesperson Jodie Butler said that numbers of dogs and cats in local pounds and animal shelters are far too high and adoption should be a first port of call for anyone looking for a new pet.
“These grassroots events are great because we can responsibly re-house pets and get beautiful, loving animals back into our community where they belong,” she said.
“When you choose adoption, you’re actually rescuing three animals – one from going to the pound, which frees up a shelter space for another and a foster carer.”
Ms Butler said all dogs available for purchase have been de-sexed, are microchipped and come with a full vet check.
The Arcadia Adopt a Furry Friend Day will be held at Gumnut Park on Harmony Place in Officer from midday until 3pm.
The community event includes free vet check-ups, children’s entertainment, sausage sizzle and coffee.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/851170855256085