Dogs search for their fur-ever home

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FIVE-YEAR-OLD staffy cross Echo is one of numerous dogs that will be up for adoption at Bunnings this October as part of a nationwide pet adoption drive.

Local animal rescue organisation the Dogs’ Home of Tasmania will be at the Glenorchy and Mornington Bunnings on Sunday 6 October to help rescue dogs in need and find them new homes.

The adoption drive is being run by Dulux as part of its Jelly Bean Initiative which is raising much needed funds to support the fit out of Second Chance Animal Rescue’s (SCAR) new community animal hospital in Melbourne’s north.

SCAR founder Marisa Debattista reached out to the Dogs’ Home of Tasmania to help support the cause.

“By being invited to participate in the national adoption drive means many worthy Dogs’ Home dogs will have the chance to find loving homes,” Dogs’ Home community liaison officer Sonia Wood said.

“It’s also a great opportunity for us to remind people about the benefits of adopting a pet in need and encourage locals to head in to Bunnings and support our fellow rescue group SCAR and the Dulux Jelly Beans Initiative, which is taking animal care and pet adoption to a national level.”

Dogs’ Home of Tasmania volunteer Maxine Hindell said Bunnings shoppers would be able to meet some of the adorable, adoption-ready dogs in the local area and chat to the Dogs’ Home staff about the adoption process.

“We’ve got 60 dogs across our four homes in the state, about 30 of those are in our Hobart home,” she said.

“We rehome dogs that have been surrendered and find homes for strays as well.”

She encouraged people to come along and adopt a dog like Echo, who was surrendered to the Dogs’ Home after her owners had to go into a nursing home.

“Echo is a really lovely, friendly, sociable dog,” Ms Hindell said.

“These dogs need homes, they’ve got nowhere to go, they all need a home and we want people to come and adopt them from us.”

Dulux product manager Bonnie Jenkinson said the adoption drive and Jelly Beans fundraiser would play a vital role in helping SCAR and dog homes around the country support animals and find them homes.

“We are incredibly proud and privileged to be supporting such an amazing organisation and hope the Glenorchy and Mornington locals will also show their support – we hope some very worthy animals find loving homes,” she said.

The Dogs’ Home of Tasmania adoption drive will be at Bunnings Glenorchy and Mornington on Sunday 6 October from 11am to 2pm.

For more information about the Jelly Bean initiative and adoption drive, visit www.dulux.com.au.

Caption: Bunnings Glenorchy team member Anne-Marie Ezzy and Dogs’ Home of Tasmania volunteer Maxine Hindell with five-year-old staffy cross Echo, who is looking to be adopted as part of a nationwide pet adoption drive on 6 October.

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