Topics:  pets, rspca, valentine's day

Lonely Lizzie’s just one of 70 looking for a little love

Melissa McGarvey of Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge is hoping Lizzie finds a lifetime valentine.
Melissa McGarvey of Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge is hoping Lizzie finds a lifetime valentine. Darryn Smith

NEED somebody to love this Valentine's Day?

Lizzie does. Tomorrow and every day after that.

The eight-year-old fox terrier and about 70 other dogs and cats at the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge are in need of everlasting love.

The refuge is pitching pets as the ultimate companions on Valentine's Day.

The furry friends are always up for a cuddle, don't argue, and won't steal the remote control or hog the doona.

But refuge manager Penny Brischke said pet ownership, as with marriage, should not be rushed into lightly.

"Til death do us part" is as relevant for four-legged mates as two-legged ones,'' Penny said.

"They are for life. That's the unfortunate thing with some of our dogs - they have been discarded because they are too old."

The refuge has about 40 dogs and puppies and 30 cats and kittens looking for permanent homes.

Penny said a Fabulous $50 Felines in February promotion had brought forward some potential owners for adult cats, which were sometimes difficult to rehome.

She said this was often the time of year when people were settling back into their normal routine of school and work after the disruption of the holiday period and were ready to take on a pet.

If you want to share the love on Valentine's Day and make a friend for life, contact the refuge on 5494 5275 or go to sippycreek.com.au .

All this month, adult cats are being offered at the special price of $50. Kittens and teenage cats remain the usual prices. Dogs are available for adoption from $200 upwards.



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