Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Uni Centre Gives Pets Second Chance at Life

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Uni Centre Gives Pets Second Chance at Life

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Byline: JOSEPHINE GILLESPIE josephine.gillespie@qt.com.au

GIVING unwanted pets an opportunity to secure a happy home, the University of Queensland's Pets-for-Life Animal Adoption Program gives dogs like Beetle a second chance at life.

Based at the Gatton campus, the program matches surrendered animals with new families.

Students enrolled at the new School of Veterinary Science facility at UQ's Gatton campus use the Clinical Studies Centre as part of their educational programs, learning how to assess and handle stray animals which have been rescued from a fate of

euthanasia.

UQ clinical studies centre manager Rebekah Scotney said dogs and cats were sourced from pounds and animal shelters in the Logan region and brought to the Gatton centre to be re-trained and rehabilitated.

"They are the animals no one wants," Mrs Scotney said.

"In time we help them to become good feline and canine citizens."

Mrs Scotney said the centre was caring for about 30 dogs and 15 cats of various breeds and ages. …

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