Warrnambool RSPCA campaign success

Lonely no more: Long-time shelter residents Girlie and Boy were adopted by Melbourne resident Monica Place during the RSPCA Time to Go Home campaign.

Lonely no more: Long-time shelter residents Girlie and Boy were adopted by Melbourne resident Monica Place during the RSPCA Time to Go Home campaign.

The oldest residents at the Warrnambool RSPCA were two of 14 that found new homes across the weekend. 

Boy and Girlie had been waiting for a place to call home for more than 160 days before they met Monica Place and her partner. 

Melbourne resident Ms Place said the pair were exactly what she had wanted.

“They just have really quirky personalities,” she said. “We always wanted two (dogs) that were really compatible and these guys came together and love each other so much.”

Ms Place said she and her partner had always wanted to adopt a pet. 

“So many (pets) need new homes and need to be loved,” she said. “It’s a shame you can’t get maternity leave for dogs.”

We’d like to give them all a home before Christmas. - Tracey Patterson

Boy and Girlie were chosen ahead of the RSPCA’s new Time to Go Home campaign, which began on Thursday and resulted in 14 adoptions across a busy four days. 

Shelter supervisor Tracey Patterson said even though the adoption numbers “weren’t phenomenal”, it was still “pretty good”. 

“There were 177 adoptions across Victoria so it was quite successful statewide,” she said. “We’d like to give them all a home before Christmas.

“We definitely encourage anyone looking to give the gift of a pet to adopt.” 

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