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Goulburn Valley pets are given a second chance

By Madeleine Byron

Homeless pets of the Goulburn Valley region will be given a second chance, with a newly launched adoption and rehoming organisation.

Goulburn Valley Pet Adoption and Rehoming was formed after a group of animal lovers came together to become a catalyst for positive change to pet ownership.

GVPAR founder Tilliah Brooks said the group shared a passion to provide help to animals who could no longer stay in the care of their owners.  

“There is a huge range of reasons why people need to surrender an animal — maybe they have adopted a new animal and they’re not getting along with existing pets or maybe they have become unwell,” she said.

“We want to help the animals of the Goulburn Valley, so that’s why we started our rescue.”

The small group of volunteers agreed “every animal deserves to know a loving, caring home, have a full belly, a warm bed and a family who will love them for ever”.

“We want to encourage people to be the most responsible pet owner they can be,” Ms Brooks said.

“To do that we need to educate the community around the importance of desexing their pets, microchipping, registering with their local council and making sure vaccinations are up to date.”

Ms Brooks said adoption would come with a one-month trial period.

“We want to make sure every animal is going to the best home possible,” she said.

To adopt a pet, become a foster carer or donate go to goulburnvalleypetadoption.com.au, follow Goulburn Valley Pet Adoption & Rehoming on Facebook or gvpetadoption on Instagram.