17 December 2021

RSPCA’s Pets of the Week – Ginger & Marshmallow

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Ginger needs a retirement home. Photos: RSPCA ACT.

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

Ginger and Marshmallow 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.

Cat of the Week – Ginger

Ginger is a sweet old man who is looking for a retirement home. Ginger came to the Shelter after spending quite a bit of time on the streets as a stray. Ginger has been nothing but a delight while in our care and is a genuinely wonderful cat.

He has a calm and gentle nature and is a lovely companion to sit with while he rubs on you and politely asks for tummy rubs. Ginger will need a quiet home with adults with whom he can enjoy his golden years. We can just picture him snuggled up on the couch, happily watching re-runs of The Nanny with you!

Ginger is too old to live with other animals and he isn’t interested in keeping up with young whippersnappers. He’ll also need to be an indoors-only cat as he’s reached the point in life where he’s a bit fragile to be exploring the world. Due to his age, it’s likely he’ll have some age-related issues; it comes with the territory of being a senior citizen, after all. But currently, he is living a very normal (albeit slow) life.

Ginger is a gorgeous cat who deserves a loving family for the rest of his days!


Sweet guy Marshmallow needs a family.

Rabbits of the Week – Marshmallow

Need a bit of sweetness in your life? Meet Marshmallow! Marshmallow is a friendly and playful rabbit looking for a patient and loving family.

Marshmallow can be a little shy meeting new people, as most rabbits are, but he absolutely adores playing games and is particularly partial to a pat once he gets to know you. Rabbits are intelligent animals that need plenty of exercise and room to run around to keep them mentally and physically stimulated.

An excellent way to do this is by making their environment as interesting as possible with places to run, jump and dig daily. Let them out into a safe, predator-proof grassy area away from wild rabbits but keep a watchful eye on these rascals as they’re very good at escaping or could be easy targets for dogs and foxes. Spending time with your rabbits every day makes them happy and is a good opportunity to groom them, which is important for Marshmallow to keep his coat looking white and fluffy.

Marshmallow had previously lived with his brother, but the two had to be separated as they got older because of fighting. Rabbits are territorial, which is not uncommon, but it doesn’t mean Marshmallow should be solo. Rabbits are also very social animals and like living in groups. We think he’d do best with an older, desexed female and introduced slowly.

Marshmallow would love a family with older children ready to care for a pet. Add a Marshmallow into the mix- you won’t regret it!

Visit the RSPCA at 12 Kirkpatrick St, Weston, and add a new companion to your life.

Animal viewing hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday and public holidays: Closed.

Following government guidelines relating to COVID-19, RSPCA ACT is reducing foot traffic at our Shelter. If you are interested in meeting these animals with a view to adoption, please complete an online application.

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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