We had been without a family pet for quite a while until recently until we made the decision to adopt a pet from the RSPCA.
Now for those of you that don’t know the RSPCA stands for the Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Adopt a Pet is their program of getting your family a great pet easily and for a fraction of the cost that you would pay at a pet store generally.
The RSPCA is a community based charity organisation that has eight independent member societies (From each State) and they run animal shelters, shops and also national events and campaigns in relation to animal right and protection and they have a website for the RSPCA in Queensland if you are wanting to learn more.
So it sounds like a great idea to get a family cat off them doesn’t it?
We searched for a while online on the Adopt a Pet website and for quite a while and per chance we saw a little kitten that took our fancy that was up in Gympie.
I just so happened to be travelling up to Gympie for work that week too and that was lucky as that’s where our kitten was.
To adopt a pet from the RSPCA it isn’t that hard really, we just made contact via the website, then rung to make sure she was still available on the Tuesday before I went up there from Brisbane.
They can keep a cat or dog for you for 24 hours before you pick it up, if you can’t get them to hold a pet for you for longer than this.
So I did my days work and headed into the RSPCA at Gympie where you can adopt a cat or kitten or adopt a dog or puppy, make sure you don’t go to their RSPCA shop in Gympie as this is the one that shows up in Google Maps.
Look for the second address for the shelter, it is just out of town heading back to Brisbane pretty close to the Gympie Cats AFL Teams grounds.
I found out the address for the Gympie RSPCA Adopt a Pet is Laurenceson Road, Gympie and the phone number if you get lost is 07 5482 9407
I drove down the long road, parked and went inside to see our new little kitten for us and the kids.
The process doesn’t take too long, you have to have ID and fill out forms and promise to take the kitten for a flu shot at your local vet within a few weeks of taking them home.
They take care of everything for you and the kitten is de-sexed too, so you only need to get the stitches removed when you take them in for a checkup and the flu shots that are due within the first weeks.
The kitten is also micro chipped and registered online, de-sexed as per above, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and also has a health check so you can be assured you are getting a great little addition to your family that is healthy and ready to go.
So this is how we ended up with Eleanor Rigby, our little British Short Haired Cross kitten.
She has had her visit to the vets and was ok except for a little ringworm and at that time she had here shots.
So keep an eye out for her in some of the pictures I post up on some of my social media sites as she is quickly becoming the kids favourite plaything.
I’d have no problems recommending people using Adopt a Pet from the RSPCA as it was an easy process and we have ended up with a great kitten and cat for the kids to grow up with.