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Pet adoption day a great opportunity

FUR babies big and small will descend on PETstock Echuca next week as part of the fifth annual National Pet Adoption Day (NPAD).

The initiative, run by PETstock’s charity arm PETstock Assist and leading adoption site PetRescue, is this year hoping to double the number of pets adopted during 2018 to 1000.

In what is being billed as an Australian first, all breed labels will be removed from pets listed on petrescue.com.au in the week leading up to NPAD, to ensure as many loving pets of all types find the homes they deserve.

PETstock assist charity and events coordinator Jess Guilfoyle said she hoped the move would help Aussies forget any preconceptions they have about rescue pets or breed characteristics and get to know the animals for who they were.

‘‘Every pet is unique and individual, and I encourage anyone and everyone considering a new pet to keep an open mind – you may just be surprised by who you fall for,’’ she said.

‘‘Love really does know no breed.’’

National Pet Adoption Day will be held at PETstock Echuca on Saturday, February 9.

Pet lovers are encouraged to visit their local store to meet animals searching for their forever home and learn more about adoption.

For information, visit petstock.com.au or petrescue.com.au

Kimberley Price