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Five easy ways to help animals this Easter

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  • RSPCA Australia
  • Thursday, 13 April 2017

With Easter almost here, many of us are planning to take a few days off to rest, relax and spend time with loved ones. If one of your goals for this year was to help animals, here are five easy ways you can do so.

Adopt

If you’ve carefully considered the decision to adopt a new pet, the Easter holidays could be a great time to do it. Because everyone is at home more, there’s more time to help your new pet settle in.  At the RSPCA, all animals undergo health and behaviour assessments to make sure they’re suitable for adoption. Dogs and cats are also desexed, microchipped and vaccinated. If you’re ready to make this commitment, visit Adopt a Pet and check out all the wonderful animals available for adoption.

Eat humanely

Public holidays are a great opportunity to get the family together. Whether you’re dining out or at home, it’s now easier than ever to support the humane treatment of farm animals by choosing higher welfare products.

Next time you’re looking for eggs, chicken, pork or turkey at the supermarket, keep an eye out for the RSPCA Approved label. If you’d prefer to avoid cooking and head out instead, search for cafes and restaurants serving humane food on Choose Wisely.

Share the love

Does your family prefer exchanging presents over sweets at Easter? If you’ve got an animal lover in your life, why not give them an RSPCA Gift Card? Not only are these e-cards adorable, each one helps to fund a vital animal welfare service. Order one here.

Keep the chocolate away from your pets

While chocolate over Easter is eggcellent for we humans, please keep it away from your pets.  Chocolate poisoning commonly affects dogs but can also cause harm to cats and other animals.

The theobromine in chocolate triggers the release of adrenaline, which can cause restlessness, hyperactivity, trembling, vomiting, diarrhoea, increased heart rate, seizures and even death. The severity of the poisoning will depend on the size of your pet as well as the type and amount of chocolate eaten (cocoa, dark and cooking chocolate all have especially high levels of theobromine). If your pet ingests chocolate this Easter, it’s best to contact your vet ASAP for advice.

Easter egg foil and wrappers can also be a hazard for animals, so make sure you clean them up as soon as possible.

Get moving

Work off all the hot cross buns and chocolate bunnies, and get moving in preparation for the Million Paws Walk! Fundraising to fight animal cruelty, exercising and bonding with your dog – talk about winning! Sign up here.

 

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