AS Queensland animal lovers get used to their champion status as the people with eastern Australia’s biggest hearts, the RSPCA says there are still plenty of cats and dogs needing homes.
Queensland pet adopters recently mirrored the State of Origin victory of our footie players with a big win in the RSPCA’s “State of Adoption” series, which compared the number of animals adopted in the two states between the start of the first Origin game and the end of the last.
The victory was substantial, despite New South Wales’ big population advantage and its larger number of RSPCA animal refuges, with a score of 1686 Queensland strays re-homed and only 1386 in New South Wales.
But the RSPCA says there is still a lot of work to do and a lot of animals to take care of.
Kilkivan’s Mary Morris is showing the way with her adoption of two big beautiful and inseparable cats – Sammy and Shah – which were bequeathed to the RSPCA, with strict instructions that they be placed in a good home.
Even after the State of Adoption series had been decided last week, Ms Morris was in at the RSPCA’s Gympie animal shelter collecting her two new housemates.