Looking for a sweet companion in your home? Gingernut or Checkers could be purrfect 13



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These beautiful cats are looking for a home. Gingernut and Checkers are currently living at the Wacol RSPCA (QLD) and we’re hoping our Starts at 60 community will reach out and give them some love. Can you help either of these kitties?


Name: Gingernut

Type: Cat

Breed: British Shorthair cross

Sex: Male

ID: 885562

$120 to adopt

About Gingernut:

Handsome Gingernut is one affectionate cat! He loves pats, cuddles and generally being the centre of attention. Looking for a sweet companion in your home? Visit Gingernut! He is desexed, microchipped, worm and flea treated – waiting for you!


Name: Checkers

Type: Cat

Breed: Domestic Short Hair cross Bengal

Sex: Male

Age: 1 year, 2 months

ID: 874569

$120 to adopt

About Checkers:

Despite having just one eye, Checkers is more like a dog than cat, he enjoys chasing balls and playing fetch! Checkers also loves to drink straight from the tap. If you’re after an outgoing cat to adopt, contact the RSPCA via [email protected] to meet Checkers. He is desexed, microchipped, worm and flea treated – waiting for you!

Adopt Gingernut or Checkers: RSPCA Brisbane Animal Care Campus, 139 Wacol Station Rd, Wacol or call 3426 9999 for more information.


A message from the RSPCA regarding cat adoption:

Please visit the RSPCA to see all of the cats and kittens that we have available for adoption. All adult cats receive a temperament assessment, and our staff will be able to offer advice on the particular cat that you have chosen. It is important to note any recommendations that staff make in regard to a particular cats’ suitability to different home environments, such as those with small children and/or other resident cats. Our cats have been colour coded using our Find Your Feline Friend system to give you an indication of the family type that will suit them best.

Owning a cat is a great experience as they are excellent companions. However, although they are often highly independent and seem self-sufficient, it is important to remember that they do require our care. Before you purchase a cat please ensure that you have thought carefully about the responsibility of cat ownership.

Never buy a cat on impulse – cats can live up to twenty years or more. Owning a cat is a commitment, which should be carefully considered.

The RSPCA recommends that owned cats should be confined to the owner’s property at a minimum from dusk to dawn. This will protect the cat from accidents and fights and provide some protection to wildlife.

Each shelter will require an adoption application form to be filled, and an additional 24-hour cooling off period can be required to give you the opportunity to ensure you have made the right decision and not adopting on impulse. An interview can be arranged with an adoption officer to ensure that the best possible match has been made after this cooling off period.

Starts at 60 Pets aims to find homes for beautiful abandoned, lost or donated animals. Do you know someone who would love Gingernut or Checkers?


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  1. We went to the local RSPCA last week to look for a medium sized female dog hopefully a few years old. (Basically we wanted a clone of our old dog departed this life exactly 1 year ago.) There were only 2 male dogs there but we could look at the computer screen and see what was available from foster or from the RSPCA in the next town an hour away. So we went to another Pet Aid and they gave us a link to 13 dogs on death row at our local pound. Being old fashioned we went to the pound with two different sized collars, a lead and a cheque book (or plastic or folding) We couldn’t see the real dogs but had to pick one from a computer screen. There was no “getting the dog that chose me” like last time. It was a selection without the contact or the soul. Only one of the 13 dogs fitted two of our requests. Female, medium sized and she was brought out on a lead to us. Very timid,Lab cross, estimated at 6 months (bang goes our “older dog” requirement) No we couldn’t pay for her then. No we couldn’t take her home. She had to be adopted through an aid agency not the city council and here is the phone number to ring and organize. Come back tomorrow at 3.20pm for the adoption papers and make the payment $250. I spend the night in agony. The morning of the next day was D day for those on death row. What if they killed her anyway before our afternoon appointment. Ah Well The hour came, she was still there and she couldn’t tell me her name so Sophie O’Sullivan is her new name (vet estimate 8-10 months). She has recovered from desexing and right now busy doing a bit of gardening, re-arranging my pots, and getting the clothes off the line. I wonder if she’ll see us out because we’ll be too old to dig the hole if she dies first.

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    • Thanks Lee. We had forgotten the down side of a young dog but she is filling the gap left behind last year. General consensus is Lab / Staffy which is good – except that I go to call her Sarah – our dearly departed 2011 Staffy. I wonder if that is why I called her Sophie – her wide black forehead must have the echo of Sarah still in my head.

  2. Yes Leone that’s the main reason I am not getting an animal because of age. I’d hate to leave my kids with another pet for them to look after.

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