Petbarn adoption puts cash in kitty
ITS adoption figures may not cause much paws for thought, but a Fraser Coast business is doing its best to find abandoned animals their furever homes.
Since launching its pet adoption service in April, Hervey Bay's Petbarn has found families to cherish a quartet of cats.
The four adopted felines are among 10,000 animals rehomed through the retailer nationally. Petbarn spends about $150,000 a year at its 82 Australian adoption centres to ensure the pets in its care get pedigree care.
Each shop has specially designed custom-built enclosures for cats, dogs and other small animals and staff receive ongoing pet care training.
Each animal is microchipped, desexed and vaccinated before going to its new family
Petbarn does not sell companion animals such as puppies and kittens for profit.
Petbarn chief operating officer Scott Charters thanked the region's adopters for supporting the project.
"Everyone working at Petbarn is passionate about pets and would like to see a future where every animal has a loving place to call home," Mr Charters said.
"We just really want to thank all our customers and supporters for their ongoing generosity, without whom we wouldn't have reached this fantastic achievement."
All adoption fees go back to the company's charity part-ners including the RSPCA and other animal rescue and welfare organisations.