RSPCA QLD’s Pop Up Adoption Event! 8



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In a further sign that RSPCA QLD are pulling out all stops to rehome more animals, the Society will host its inaugural Pop Up Adoption event on Saturday 17th January. 

Dogs and cats from RSPCA Care Centres and foster homes will converge on the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre hoping to find their ‘forever home’. Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will all be available for adoption on the day and RSPCA staff and volunteers are hoping to rehome at least 150 animals on the day.

“We’re very excited,” said RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty. “The Lifeline Bookfest is on at the same time, so the whole day will be very family orientated. We’ll have demonstrations, entertainment, food, kids corner activities and RSPCA stalls and information stands. It will be a great day out for all and we can’t wait to see you there and help you find your forever pet”.

RSPCA QLD Centres throughout Queensland remain full and a number of adoption initiatives were launched at the end of last year. The pop-up cardboard cut outs of animals looking for homes have started appearing in shopping centres, banks and stores all over Queensland. Each pop-up has QR code which can be scanned and the details of that animal can be downloaded. RSPCA adopters have also been encouraged to share their stories on and hundreds have done so.

“It’s been very humbling and heartening. So many great stories of pets who have found the perfect home and owners who have found their perfect pet”.

RSPCA Qld wants to point out that regulations prohibit people taking their own animals into the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Their adoption staff will provide people with resources that will help them introduce their pet to their new adopted animal.


Saturday 17th January


Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


9:00am – 4:00pm


Free Entry


Available at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from $16

Will you be heading alone? Do you want to adopt a pet? Or have you already got an adopted pet? Tell us about it below!

Michael Beatty

A former reporter-writer and host for a number of BBC Radio programmes including Scene and Heard (A rock magazine programme on Radio 1), Jack de Manio Precisely (Radio 2), First Night and Top of the Pops (BBC World Service.). Artists interviewed included Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, and Ingrid Bergman. Also wrote a regular column for Record Mirror and was a regular contributor to Disc and New Musical Express. Michael came to Australia with the Elton John tour and returned a month later to work as reporter and producer for ABC radio. Michael has also reported for This Day Tonight and Today Tonight, was state executive producer for Good Morning Australia and State Affair and has been a senior reporter for the 7:30 report, among many other achievements. During his career Michael has been under fire on the Thai- Burmese border, stoned and knifed in London’s Brixton riots, had chalk shot from his mouth by bush legend Larry Delhunty and once was persuaded to sit on the back of a 3.6 metre crocodile with The Barefoot Bushman. Over the years he has written and produced corporate films and videos for a variety of clients that include the Queensland Government and numerous hotels and resorts. He left Today Tonight at the end of 2002 and freelanced in South East Asia and China before agreeing to help out the RSPCA for six weeks in 2004. He’s still there!

  1. We adopted our little dog from the local RSPCA pound and we just love her; best decision ever.

  2. Great idea – I hope many pets are rehomed.

  3. My 2 were unwanted. Captain was in a pet shop cage for 4mths I wasn’t a little dog lover but I felt for him, he is my shadow. I also adopted Dora a local CAA rescue, not a mean little bone in her body. They are best mates and mind you my best mates 🙂 Best decisions I ever made.

  4. Over the years we have had many pets, and the best have all been rescues. I got my Maggie May from Bundaberg QRSPCA while I was still living in Townsville. We fell in love the moment, I picked her up from the doggie courier service. She is my best mate, and at times my reason to get up in the morning.

  5. One dog, 2 cats….all adopted. One of the cats at age 14 years…she’s now 20 years old…..They are all fantastic!!!!

  6. Have taken in dogs not wanted and they were both lovely. Animals need love and a good home, so many are discarded by shallow people who think they are buying a fashion accessory, or treat them that way, an animal is for life. The return in love and companionship outweighs the problems.

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