Adoption message lapped up

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Puppies and kitten visited St Cecilia’s Primary School as students heard about the importance of adoption.

Save Animals From Euthanasia’s new co-ordinator Lisa Hage teamed up with 11-year-old Breanna Johnson and labrador puppy Hooch to explain what SAFE does and why the not-for-profit organisation is important.

Breanna talked to her fellow students of the importance of adoption and why SAFE exists.

“More than six million pets are taken to shelters every year,” she said.

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“What will happen to these animals and shelters if they don’t get adopted?

“They’ll be put down.

“SAFE is an organisation in Port Hedland that has volunteers looking after cats and dogs waiting for adoption. Think about it — every dog and cat you buy from a pet shop is one more perfectly adoptable cat or dog being put down.

“All I ask is you tell your friends and parents about SAFE.”

After her speech, students had the opportunity to meet little Hooch and kittens waiting for adoption.

“There’s lots of lovely puppies that come through all the time,” she said.

“On average, we have 150 dogs per year while the cats are well and truly out of control in Hedland — at the moment, we have 30 kittens and another 20 cats looking for forever homes.”

At the end of the presentation, Ms Hage presented Breanna with a Certificate of Appreciation from SAFE for all her work in informing students in the school of their work.

Ms Hage has been the new SAFE co-ordinator for three weeks after moving to Hedland with her partner.

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