GOOD NEWS: You can adopt a pet for just $29 through the RSPCA this weekend.

Each year, thousands of animals turn to the RSPCA for help.

From dogs and cats to horses and guinea pigs, the animal welfare organisation helps to rescue and re-home countless pets each year.

And this weekend, it’s going to be even easier to rescue one of your own.

With shelters overloaded with animals looking to find homes, the RSPCA have launched their animal adoption sale once again in the hopes of clearing its shelters before the colder months come around.

From Friday to Sunday this weekend (22-24 February), adoption rates will be reduced to a bare minimum – from hundreds of dollars down to just $29.

This reduced adoption fee includes dogs and cats, regardless of size or species, as well as smaller animals including guinea pics and rabbits.

But it’s not just dogs and cats looking for a home this weekend.

A Shetland pony, pigs, goats, ducks, chickens and horses are also available for adoption through the RSPCA.


Speaking to the Courier Mail, RSPCA’s Michael Beatty said that there are more than 800 animals up for adoption this weekend in Queensland alone.

“Last year, 2,792 animals found homes across the country in the RSPCA’s most successful adoption promotion to date,” he said.

“Even though the $29 adoption fee does not come close to covering the cost of treating and caring for the animals, you can’t put a price on finding forever homes for animals in need.”

When adopting through the RSPCA, most of the admin that comes with rescuing an animal is covered.

Each animal up for adoption is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and up to date on worming.

With 90 per cent of all animals adopted in last year’s $29 sale, this weekend is bound to be just as much as a success.

To check out the animals RSPCA have available for adoption this weekend, head on over to your local RSPCA care centre, shelter or Petbarn.