FINDING PETS A HOME: Tori Paola and Megan Pryor at Karma's Place Resue's firt pop-up event in Kingaroy.
FINDING PETS A HOME: Tori Paola and Megan Pryor at Karma's Place Resue's firt pop-up event in Kingaroy. Claudia Williams

First pop-up adoption helps rescue pets find a home

ANIMAL lovers had the chance to adopt a pet from South Burnett based non-profit Karma's Place Rescue at their first adoption pop-up in Kingaroy today.

To adopt a pet for the rescue generally involves a long application process followed by a meet and greet.

Giving their long-term residents a chance to find a home was the purpose of the day according to fund raising co-ordinator Tori Paola.

"We decided to do the pop-up for the dogs that we have had the longest from nine months to a year because the majority of them haven't had any applications yet," she said.

The plan proved to be pay off with two pets adopted within hours and more being processed.

Karma's Place rescues animals from across the country who have suffered neglect and abuse.

Miss Paola loves seeing the dogs transform from being skinny and scared to running up and wanting affection.

"They are scared and then after a period of time they trust you. Dogs are quite loyal so they always want to be loved," she said.

Adopting a pet can cost upwards of $400 but Miss Paola said not only does the cost cover vaccinations and treatments but also supports the future of the organisation.

"If someone is going to pay for a dog you know they are not going to be neglected," she said.

Miss Paola said the rescue is grateful for the support of Mitre 10 where they held their pop-up adoption and run a sausage sizzle every fortnight to fund raise.

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