Finding The Perfect Pet

Over 1000 animals rehomed since 2019

What it Means to be Truly Free…

At 4.30am on Saturday morning we received a message asking if we could re-home some chickens.  367 of them!
These girls had been ‘free range layers’, but their commercial value had expired.  They had become what’s called ‘spent chickens’, meaning they were still producing eggs, but not at the rate required for commercial viability.  So, they had been caught, crated into a trailer,  and would have been euthanized.  OAAT couldn’t let that happen…
 
It was a daunting task, but we took all 367 chickens into care!
For these girls now – their lives have only just begun.  For the first time, they will get to experience what it means to be truly free. They will get to do what chickens like to do – roam, stretch, flap their wings, walk on soft grass, lie in the sun and enjoy a dust bath.  They have value and they matter.  Oh, and they still regularly lay eggs, and will continue to do so for months or even years to come. 
 
New Homes. New Lives!
The majority of these chickens have found new homes on rural properties or in suburban backyards.   The remainder will be re-homed in the coming weeks.  Their new homes will make sure they are provided with fresh food, water, open air,  and a safe place to roam and roost at night (safe from predators).  

Donations Needed

The costs associated with the rehoming of animals can be been quite significant. All donations over $2 are tax deductable.

Finding the Perfect Match

  1. Energy Levels
    Is the pet laid back, playful or energetic.  Does it prefer to nap most of the day, or does it require regular interaction (and in the case of a dog, how many times a day will it require walking?) Does this fit with your lifestyle and time availability?
  2. Personality and Temperament
    Is the pet shy, confident, adaptable, fearful, laid back, independent etc?  How would this pet’s personality fit with the dynamic in your household?
  3. Special Needs
    Does the pet have have any special needs (eg. fears, triggers, medical conditions) and how would you manage and accommodate these?
  4. Future Plans
    Cats and Dogs can live up to 20 years.  What are your future plans?  Are you planning to travel, relocate, expand your family etc.
  1. Housing and Council Regulations
    Will the pet live indoors our outdoors? Does it require specific bedding, fencing or enclosures? The regulations for pet ownership differ between councils.  Make sure you are aware of these.
  2. Do you have permission to have a pet?
    If you are renting, do you have landlord permission?
  3. Holidays
    Who will look after your pet when you go on holidays?
  4. Your existing pets?
    Do you have any existing pets and how would they respond to a new addition to the family?
  1. Adoption Fee
    All OAAT pets are vaccinated, desexed and microchipped prior to adoption.   They will also be up to date with all worming and flea treatments.  This is all covered in the adoption fees (which generally range from $200 – $400 depending on the type and age of the animal).

  2. Ongoing costs
    Cats and Dogs can live up to 20 years.  This is 20 years of feeding, vet care, council registration, toys, training, etc.  Does this fit with your budget and finances?

  3. Unexpected Medical Care
    Although we all hope it never happens, pets can get unexpectedly sick.  How would you financially manage a medical emergency?






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