Loving pets just waiting for their new families
GYMPIE RSPCA Animal Shelter volunteer Joan Legg never tires of seeing animals adopted.
After 12 months volunteering with the organisation, an enthusiastic Ms Legg hopes 2014 will mean more adoptions - particularly for the shelter's longer term residents.
"Older cats and larger male dogs we have trouble adopting," she said.
While the attraction of a cute kitten or puppy is irresistible, Gympie RSPCA animal attendant Alex Byrne said adopting an older animal had its own unique set of advantages.
"Training is not needed with an older dog and you don't have to go through the puppy stage," she said.
"It's also a chance to save the life of an older dog."
Gympie RSPCA is hoping a new year could mean a fresh start for a number of its animals, including grey cattle dog Jess.
Jess is six years old but often gets overlooked as visitors assume she is older.
Full of life and loyalty, animal shelter staff hope she will soon embark on a new life with a loving family.
"She looks a bit like George Clooney with her salt and pepper coat," Ms Legg joked.
Below is a list of animals looking for new owners and Gympie RSPCA is challenging Gympie to find homes for them all by the month's end.
Anyone who can help these animals find a forever home, contact Gympie RSPCA on 5482 9407 or visit the shelter on Laurenceson Rd, above the Gympie Cats Oval.
(name and date arrived)
TankNovember 21, 2013
HugoOctober 30, 2013
JasperOctober 19, 2013
JessAugust 31, 2013
EllaNovember 25, 2013
CharlesOctober 31, 2013
TomNovember 20, 2013