Matching fur babies with their forever homes
At Friendicoes, we’re firmly against the purchase of pedigree dogs and cats that promotes and sustains the unethical, inhumane and illegal breeding industry across the country. Instead, to encourage the adoption of abandoned pets and rescued dogs and cats, we have established a one acre adoption farm where rescued dogs await their forever homes.
An unfortunate number of abandoned pets and Indies make their way to us, for reasons stemming from irresponsible pet ownership, the fact that puppy mills throw out sick dogs and those past being productive, and lastly due to the fact pedigrees are bought as status symbols and can often lose value in the eyes of the owner who replaces them in a trice.
Our adoption team works tirelessly to find the best possible homes for each of these fur babies. However, adoption rates from the shelter are still saddeningly low, at just 150 per year.
Adoptions of abandoned pets are made trickier because they come to us without any medical or behavioural history. Some are simply deposited outside the shelter, some are brought in as patients and no one comes to pick them up again, some are thrown from moving cars, and some are left to wander the dangerous and busy streets.
Our shelter also rescues and receives many Indie puppies and stray cats who are lost, orphaned or injured – and we believe each belongs in a loving family with a place to call home. For those who would like to foster rather than adopt Friendicoes encourages this and volunteers can register to foster animals thereby giving them a better chance of finding a good home.
While our adoption count remains low, a strict screening process ensures that our adoption success rate stands at 95%.
While you might feel like your decision to adopt isn’t all that significant, trust us, you’re making a world of a difference to the life of that lucky animal and he / she will reward you with love and loyalty like no other!