RSPCA Qld has maintained its lead over rival NSW in the annual State of Adoption.
The idea is to rehome as many animals as possible from the start of the first State of Origin game to the end of the last. With just one day to go Queensland remains on top rehoming 1831 animals to NSW’s 1231.
The toughly fought contest bears another striking resemblance to the State of Origin series with most of the adoptees having a bit of “the mongrel” in them!
“Of course it’s a rip off on the whole concept but if we’re re-homing more animals then it’s all worthwhile,” said RSPCA Qld spokesman Michael Beatty. “We start as the underdogs, (if you’ll pardon the pun), because Queensland has nine shelters, while NSW has twelve. But Queenslanders are used to that tag and it just stirs us on.”
Sprockett and Skittles might not have quite the same pulling power as Hodgo and Billy the Kid, but both States reckon they can pull as many potential owners.
“Once they’ve seen the fantastic animals we have up for adoption, we know they’ll find their perfect match and for us the perfect match is Queensland winning by a cat’s whisker!”
Queensland won last year by a nose. Or should that be wet nose!