These are some of the animals looking for a forever home at the Hunter RSPCA Shelter.
Rodney the rooster
Roosters, like most other chickens, have an average lifespan of about 5 to 8 years. However, with great excellence in care, a rooster may live for as long as 15 years. But it will be less active with the hens as it grows old. Always watching over his backyard chickens, a vigilant rooster may appear to never rest.
Caring for a rooster is not that difficult as long as you follow a few care rules. One of the most important things that is that you cannot put them in with other roosters, they will fight. Roosters are social birds, so when looking at the care of a rooster it is best to have some chickens to keep it busy.
Raising roosters and chickens can be fun and rewarding , there are also books you can get about caring for roosters and chickens.
Tuna, 3, male Domestic Medium Hair
Tuna came into the RSPCA as a stray without ID and is now looking for a home. He can be quite shy when first meeting people, and may need some hidey holes until I gain enough confidence to venture out on his own. Once feeling confident he is quite a chilled out and relaxed little man. He loves pats and can be quite smoochy.
Tuna would prefer to go to a home with no young children. He loves plenty of toys and also a scratching post. Hewill need good quality dry food like Hills Science Diet.
As Tuna is FIV positive he needs to be a STRICTLY INDOOR ONLY cat and go to a home with no other cats (unless they're FIV positive too).
The RSPCA asks for the hopeful new owner to research FIV to see if it is something you are happy to take on.
He will hopefully live a very long and healthy life but may get unwell at an earlier age and need a bit of extra TLC.
Chase, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Chase is an active and playful young boy who sadly found his way to the RSPCA as a stray and no one came looking for him. Chase is now patiently waiting in the adoption area for his forever home and a family to love him unconditionally.
Chase hasn't had much guidance or training but he does have some basic manners and is a clever boy who is eager to learn. He has been working on his manner while at the RSPCA and been improving but can get a little over excited at times. His family will need to continue his training to make sure he continues to improve and becomes the perfect family members.
Chase is an active boy who loves toys, he'll need a family that are able to keep up with him. He'll love to go for daily walks, be included in weekend adventures, have plenty of toys to play with and just be part of the family's daily routine. Even though he has plenty of energy he'll still need somewhere to recharge his batteries, ideally this will be inside close to all his favourite people.
Chase has been able to walk calmly alongside other friendly dogs while here at the shelter, and while he can be manageable around them, Chase will need to go to a home where he will be the only dog. This also means that Chase will not be able to go to off-leash dog areas or high-traffic dog areas.
Chase will need to meet all family members here at the shelter before he is able to go home and if he is to have human siblings they'll need to be older and confident with dogs. Please bring everyone with you to meet Chase, this way we all know they'll be the best of friends.
If you want to meet one of these pets, or one of those pictured, give the shelter a call on 4939 1555.
The adoption process is a little different due to COVID-19.
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