NEW FRIEND: Clover is up for adoption at the Kingaroy RSPCA.
NEW FRIEND: Clover is up for adoption at the Kingaroy RSPCA. Contributed

RSPCA launches adopt a bull breed campaign

FOR those looking to adopt a dog, the RSPCA has launched a new campaign promoting much-maligned bull breeds of dogs.

RSPCA Queensland's Michael Beatty said some of the most common dog breeds searching for a 'furever' home at the RSPCA came with a stigma.

"These bull breeds are LOVE-a-bull, HUG-a-bull, KISS-a-bull, ADOR-a-bull and SAVE-a-bull,” Mr Beatty said.

"Sadly a lot of breeds like Bull Arabs and Staffordshire Bull Terriers have a negative stigma attached to them thanks to the media and public perception.

"English and American Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Bull Arabs are the top three cross breeds we get at the RSPCA and generally hang around in our shelters the longest, they shouldn't have to.”

The Kingaroy RSPCA currently has three Bull Arabs up for adoption: Clover, Dozer and Moby.

"We're hoping that with our adopt a bull campaign public negative stigma will turn to positive and these breeds will no longer be associated with 'bad behaviours', because when given a chance they actually make loving family pets,” Mr Beatty said.

"From March 15 to 30 you can adopt a 'bully' type breed from RSPCA Queensland for just $199.

"All RSPCA dogs are desexed, micro-chipped, vaccinated, vet checked and have passed behavioural assessments.”

To view all dogs waiting for adoption around the state visit www.rspcaqld.org.au/adopt.

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