Editorial February 22 2018

All across the state, animals will be putting their best hoof or paw forward in the hope of finding a home this weekend.

Over 3000 animals, large and small, will be hoping to find a family they can call their own in the RSCPA’s Clear the Shelters drive right across New South Wales on Saturday and Sunday.

Cat, dogs, birds and more are among the feathered and furry friends in need of humans to call their own.

The RSPCA, for this weekend only, is offering reduced, one-off fees of $29 for all animals as part of the adoption drive. That is a massive reduction on the cost of pet adoption.

When you think of what the RSPCA needs to do to help each animal be ready for adoption it is amazing really. By adopting from the RSPCA you know the aminal has been well cared for.

It has had the required health checks, medical procedures and just needs nothing more than a good home. And rest assured the need is enormous. Last year as part of the Clear the Shelters campaign 753 animals right across the state were re-homed.

This weekend, the RSPCA has nearly 3000 animals in need of adoption statewide. The RSPCA says on average over 100 animals enter their care every single day.

Some animals have to wait longer than 100 days to find a home and a family to care for them.The RSPCA tries to to match the right pet with the right home.

If you think that might apply to your home or your family then this weekend is the perfect weekend to lend a hand to a furry or feathered friend.


While many of their team-mates were enjoying their wacky Wednesday two of the Illawarra Hawks were in Melbourne preparing for a significant moment in their careers.

Sure they would have missed sharing a lemon squash at the end of the National Basketball League season with their mates, but instead Nick Kay and Mitch Norton were in Melbourne preparing ahead of the Australian Boomers’ games to help their country qualify for the FIBA World Cup. The Boomers play the Phillipines tonight and then Chinese Taipei on Sunday.

Both men have been sensational since arriving at the Illawarra Hawks two years ago, The Illawarra will be right behind you as you pull on the green and gold. Good luck.


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