Purina PetCare has announced a new partnership with Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA) - a registered charity launched in 2007 that has been caring for surrendered, neglected and abandoned animals through its members that have a combined operation of over 200 years.
The move expands Purina's original partnership beyond New South Wales NSW - helping place thousands of pets all across the country and extending its commitment as the leader in petcare.
Each year, AWLA re-homes around 30,000 animals and provides invaluable services for animals 'in-need" through eight animal shelters and two veterinary clinics which are all supported by 1,200 active volunteers.
Animal Welfare League ambassador, Dr Jo Righetti said; 'During the last few months we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of dogs and cats coming to AWLA and each year we care for over 45,000 which are without a home. Whilst in our shelters, the animals receive safe shelter, exercise, food and importantly, lots of love and attention.
Our ultimate aim is to find loving and caring new homes for the animals and we take great care to match all adoptable animals with the lifestyle of potential owners, to ensure a long and happy relationship for all."
All animals available for adoption are also temperament assessed, vet checked, desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated.
Purina PetCare spokesperson Nicole Battistessa said, 'It's a sad fact that thousands of dogs and cats are abandoned or put up for adoption in Australia every year. Adopting a dog or cat from an AWL shelter can be hugely rewarding and gives deserving pets a second chance at finding a loving home.
Purina and AWL share similar ideals about upholding and promoting the welfare of pets and facilitating strong relationships between pet owners and their animals. So it's no surprise the two have joined forces to help place thousands of pets into loving homes.
Partnering with Animal Welfare League Australia is just one part of Purina's broader commitment to ensuring that animals in shelters, as well as homes, receive quality nutrition and care" Nicole Battistessa concluded.
For more information about caring for your pets, visit the Purina website www.purina.com.au or contact the free Purina PetCare advice line on 1800 738 238. Or for more information on Animal Welfare League Australia and its services visit www.awla.com.au