Nearly 30 dogs and cats have found new homes in the Warrnambool area during the latest RSPCA adoption drive.
RSPCA Warrnambool joined the nation-wide event and lowered adoption fees to $29 in a bid to rehome as many animals as possible over two days from Friday.
At the time of writing, four cats, seven dogs and 15 kittens had found their forever home.
Four-year-old greyhound Tiggy was adopted by Merrivale's Shane Young, Xayvier, 8, and Braxton, 4.
Mr Young said they were at the shelter for about five minutes when Tiggy chose Braxton.
"We were looking for a while on Friday and when we came back on Saturday, Tiggy came right up to Braxton. I think it was meant to be," he said.
For Montoya and Sebastian Hatherall, the hardest part was choosing just one pet. On Saturday the Warrnambool siblings adopted not one, but two cats.
Montoya said they adopted Joshua and Smokey in the hope they would grow up to be best friends.
RSPCA Warrnambool shelter supervisor Tracey Patterson said she was pleased to see the number of pets rehomed.
"The community has really got on board with this year's campaign but we still have a number of adult cats that we would love to see be rehomed too," she said.
The campaign came just two days after six kittens were found dumped on the side of the road in an insulated shopping bag.
Ms Patterson said a Warrnambool resident was riding her bike on Alberline Road when she discovered the four-week old kittens.
"She took them in, fed them and brought them to the shelter," she said.
"We fed, wormed and vaccinated them and they have fortunately been fostered by a local lady. She will look after them until they reach the adoptable weight of 850 grams. That was a fabulous outcome but if those kittens hadn't been found, it could have been a lot worse.
"It's a timely reminder to de-sex your pet, and if you do find yourself with an unexpected litter, please bring them into the shelter. There is no judgement and it is much more preferable than dumping them on the side of the road."
RSPCA Warrnambool is located at 23 Braithwaite Street and will be open until 4pm Saturday.
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