Victoria’s Greyhound Adoption Program has joined with eight other Victorian animal welfare groups, who are concerned about the number of animals in shelters, in ‘Mission: Adoptable’.
Joining GAP in the ‘Mission: Adoptable’ campaign is Animal Aid, Australian Animal Protection Society, Bendigo Animal Relief Centre, Cat Protection Society, Geelong Animal Welfare Society, Lort Smith Animal Hospital, RSPCA Victoria and Second Chance Animal Rescue. The group will cooperate to raise awareness of pets available for adoption throughout the week of October 1 – 9.
Greyhound Adoption Program General Manager, Dr. Gavin Goble, said “We are always looking for the perfect forever homes for our greyhounds and now more than ever. Greyhounds are an extremely popular breed of dog to have as household pets. We have greyhounds that suit families of any size, people of any age and most environments.
“Our expert GAP team is ready to welcome anyone to meet, play and acquaint themselves with any of our ‘ready to adopt’ greyhounds before meticulously matching to a loving home.”
Animals adopted from GAP, and these other animal welfare organisations, are behaviour checked, microchipped, vaccinated and desexed. Potential adopters are matched with pets based on a set of criteria including lifestyle suitability, and physical requirements.
During the campaign, GAP will also offer all adoptions at the reduced fee of $50, plus each dog will go out with a 4kg bag of Royal Canin dog food, along with GAP collar, lead and coat. In addition, we will be conducting an open weekend at GAP Tulla on Sat 8th and Sun 9th.
For those who are not able to take a new pet into their home, foster caring is an integral part of caring for Victorian animals in need and anyone interested is encouraged to contact the organisations participating in the Mission Adoptable promotion to seek additional information.