REWARDING ROLE: Kingaroy RSPCA volunteers James Angelo and Connor Shadforth during the Clear the Shelters sale.
REWARDING ROLE: Kingaroy RSPCA volunteers James Angelo and Connor Shadforth during the Clear the Shelters sale. Claudia Williams

Kingaroy rescue pets find new home during nation-wide sale

FOR RSPCA volunteer James Angelo the best part of the job is helping a pet get adopted.

The current three day nation-wide Clear the Shelters sale has made this weekend a rewarding one for the staff and animals at the Kingaroy shelter.

On Friday alone, the first day of the $29 sale, 19 pets went home with their new families.

"There was a dog here for three months and he was adopted yesterday,” Mr Angelo said.

"I like learning the dogs stories, making them feel better and helping them out. It makes me feel good and I am doing something good with my time.”

In the month Mr Angelo has been volunteering at the Kingaroy shelter the moment that will stay with him is seeing a dog transform from being scared of men to running up to a man visiting and being adopted by him the following week.

"You get a dog that comes and doesn't like a certain time of person because they have been abused. You work with them throughout a couple of weeks and then they come good,” he said.

"There are some dogs that are here for a while and not everyone wants to take home a dog that has issues. Some dogs don't always come here in perfect condition so we just do our best.”

The Kingaroy RSPCA will be welcoming new volunteers during an induction on Tuesday, February 26 at 11am.

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