People's Rescue Story Finalists 2021

Be prepared to be amazed and moved when you read our finalists pet adoption stories.
Mr Pink and Amy (Tasmania)

Mr Pink and Amy (Tasmania)

Mr Pink came from a very unfortunate circumstance where he was living with 29 other felines in a car with his two owners whom must have sadly lost their housing situation. I cannot even fathom what that might be like. When he came to the RSPCA he had most of his teeth...

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Freckles and Stephanie (NSW)

Freckles and Stephanie (NSW)

Although my family has a rescue dog and cat and we LOVE them dearly... this story is about our rescue chicken! My husband works night shift on the freeway and a chicken slaughter truck flew past, filled with hundreds of chickens, well one fell out! She hit the freeway...

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Buddy and Tanja (Wa)

Buddy and Tanja (Wa)

We were looking for a medium breed dog, an energetic breed that would play fetch and go for a run. The animal rescue showed us a picture of our beautiful boy.. not what we had in mind but we agreed to take a look. He was born at the rescue and had been returned three...

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David and Catherine (Victorina)

David and Catherine (Victorina)

David(5yrs aprox) was given up and held with a fosterer for 3 yrs due to the fact that she was concerned he'd be given up again having already been through 5 homes.  When we got him home he was skittish and very timid. We tried having him with our other guinea pigs...

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Panda & Jethro and Mick (QLD)

Panda & Jethro and Mick (QLD)

I adopted Panda mid 2019 when she was 3 mths old as a rescue dog. She is Staffy x Kelpie. I adopted her as a PTSD assistance/companion dog. I have PTSD, depression, anxiety, nightmares, survivors guilt and adjustment disorder from 25 1/2 years service in Army and 4...

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Harry and Robert (NSW)

Harry and Robert (NSW)

Harry’s owner moved from Melbourne to an apartment in Sydney following Separation. Owner was absent for 3/4 of the month thru work, so Harry was looked after by fellow tenants. We rescued him via D.R.A at age 2, now 12. Harry got along immediately with our other...

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El Diablo and Ozlem (QLD)

El Diablo and Ozlem (QLD)

Patti (now El Diablo) was born into a hoarder home with 20+ cats, was neglected, malnourished and aggressive towards humans and other kitties. She was rescued and put into care at the AWL, where she was kept isolated due to her poor temperament. My fiancé and I would...

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Venus and Gabrielle (SA)

Venus and Gabrielle (SA)

I have 2 Autistic kids, and we visited RSPCA to see of we could find a pet that fit our family as we ha just separated from their father. It was so busy and looked like all the dogs had been adopted, my kids were devastated. Then a volunteer approached us and said...

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Coconut , Queenie, Arnold , and Alison (Nsw)

Coconut , Queenie, Arnold , and Alison (Nsw)

I adopted Queenie to be a mate for my rescue male bunny Winston . It was and instant connection and they stayed completely in love until Winston passed away . Queenies life before coming into our family was one of neglect and heartache . Queenie was found in a...

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Bella and Mark (VIC)

Bella and Mark (VIC)

I adopted my GSD Bella on the 16th Dec 2021. She had been removed by the RSPCA along with 2 other dogs due to in-humane conditions. Sadly Bella was the only dog to survive. Bella came to me at 7 yrs old and was severely underweight, multiple health issues and was not...

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