RSPCA Victoria has had an enormous influx of cats and kittens throughout kitten season and has over 1,500 cats in care at the moment.
This large number of cats and kittens needing care meant RSPCA Victoria was at capacity, increasing the pressure on staff and resources.
We were contacted by RSPCA Victoria to help with transporting dozens of these kittens to Canberra where there were better opportunities to find them loving forever homes through RSPCA ACT.
RSPCA Victoria’s Head of Operations, Tegan McPherson said, “This is a really valuable opportunity to work with our interstate colleagues and with Jetpets, and the collaboration has had a positive impact on the welfare of these kittens by fast-tracking their journey into new forever homes.”
We took care of the first litter of kittens last week. The kittens had an early morning check in at our Melbourne Transit Lounge, where our Pet Handlers were in awe of them, as they are far too cute. They then travelled on a direct flight from Melbourne to Canberra. This will become a regular occurrence over the next few months as we endeavour to help as many kittens as possible.
We are really proud of our new partnership and the exciting impact we can have on multiple rescue pets’ lives.
Our friends at the RSPCA have reached out to us this month to spread the word about animals in need this season. As you know, rescue pets are close to our hearts here at Jetpets, with our very own animal ambassador Sahara being a rescue dog who was adopted by our Pet Handler Dave!
From November through to January each year, over 4,000 unwanted dogs, cats, kittens and puppies are surrendered throughout NSW alone, with many more nationwide.
There are currently many beautiful animals looking for their forever homes. Please visit the RSPCA’s Adoptapet website today to find your new best friend.
If you are not able to adopt a pet at this time. Another great way of helping animals in need this Christmas would be to make a donation.
Your support will go a long way to helping many animals this Christmas.
We are excited to share this amazing project we recently worked on with Matt and Kim! You might remember these guys, who featured on The Block a few years ago, well last Sunday their Matt & Kim To The Rescue program aired in WA. If you happened to tune in, you may have spotted Adam and Angus from our Perth Transit Lounge making an appearance!
We were so happy to coordinate all of the pet transport for the very deserving recipient Hung, a dad with terminal cancer. If you’d like to check out this program, you can do so by clicking here.