7 September 2023

RSPCA ACT's Pets of the week - Loca & Ciri

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Loca is a sweet soul with the kindest eyes. Photo: RSPCA ACT.

Meet our lovable Pets of the Week looking for forever homes at the RSPCA ACT Shelter!

Loca and Ciri are this week’s friendly Pets of the Week! These gorgeous animals are waiting to find their perfect match. Think that could be you? Read more about them below.

Dog of the week: Loca

Lovely Loca has recently had her second litter of puppies and is more than ready to settle and be on the receiving end of attention and affection. She was an excellent mum who nurtured all 10 of her babies to a great start. As she is only two years old and already on her second litter, she has spent much of her youth raising puppies rather than being given the chance to become a part of her own family.

She is now looking for a loving home where she can be taken good care of and have a well-deserved break. Loca’s previous home was limited to a backyard and lacked the family dynamic, so she would absolutely love to have a caring family to bond with.

Loca is a very gentle and loving young girl who will happily give you all the affection in the world. She is best described as a ‘super-glue’ dog and would be loyally glued to your side, wanting to be with you.

Loca had received no training upon her arrival at the shelter but has progressed immensely since. She has made friends with many walking volunteers and loves her walks now, always sure to return to plenty of cuddles and love from her favourite (staff) friends.


Ciri has beautiful green eyes. Photo: RSPCA ACT.

Cat of the week: Ciri

Sweet Ciri arrived at the shelter as a terrified little stray, and after some much-needed TLC from staff and volunteers, she has decided she is now ready to find her new family.

Born with malformed hind legs and being very small for her age, she doesn’t let her disability keep her from enjoying life. Ciri is a playful snuggle bug and gives the sweetest little headbutts when she wants attention.

She can be a tad shy at times and likes to have a nice and cozy place to retreat to when she needs her occasional ‘me-time’. Despite her disability, she makes the most of all nine lives in her everyday routine, which includes all things regular cats like to do – climbing, playing and zoomies are all on the table.

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She is now looking for a forever home where she can live her best life for as long as her disability allows. Her hindleg malformation means that Ciri will be prone to arthritis as she ages and will need committed and caring owners who can monitor her comfort and quality of life.

Ciri is a very special girl looking for a special home. If you think she could be your paw-fect match, please come to the shelter and say hi today!

Paw note: We’re thrilled to report that last week’s dog of the week, Leelu, has finally found her perfect match after spending over eight months at the shelter!


Our happy Leelu has even more to smile about now! Photo: RSPCA ACT.

Visit the RSPCA at 12 Kirkpatrick St, Weston, and add a new companion to your life – you won’t regret it!

Animal viewing hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday and public holidays: Closed.

If you want to meet these animals with a view to adoption, come down to the shelter.

Stay updated on everything RSPCA ACT by visiting our page weekly. Want to learn more about RSPCA ACT’s services? Visit our website.

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