Make Pets Welcome

surrendered pets

Australians love our pets. We have one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world with 62% of Aussies having pets.  Many see their pets not just as companions, but as treasured members of the family.

So, imagine having to move house but not being allowed to take your beloved pet to your new home.  Having to abandon the family pet in order to have a place to live should not be a choice that anyone has to make.  But this is a heartbreaking reality for many South Australians.

In SA during the 2018-19 year, 259 pets were surrendered to the RSPCA and 108 were surrendered to the Animal Welfare League simply because their owners could not find pet-friendly rental accommodation. That's a total of 367 - one pet every day for the entire year!

Surely, as a compassionate society, we can do better than this.  

The Greens' "Renting with Pets" Bill, if passed, will allow pets in rental properties, except in exceptional circumstances.  If a landlord doesn't give their consent for the tenant to keep a pet or pets, they can apply to SACAT who will decide the matter. This is a much fairer system that what we currently have.

Show your support for fixing the system by signing the petition, and let's make pets welcome in SA!

Download an A4 flyer here.

Who's signing

Georgia Bailey
Jenny Barnett
Rory Brown
Tanya Adams
Simone Hunter
Maya Doyle
Josh Keulen
Jane Manifold
Caitlin Andrejic
Hannah Lenigas
Martin Coghlan
Angus Dickson
Lauren Westgarth
Sue Graham
Cathy Sellars
Phillip Rollas
Rod kerkhoven
Jenni Washington
Emma Fitzharris
Emily Brockbank
Rebecca Davis
Kate Abrams
Jo McRae
Nicola O'Farrell
Leisa Rogers
Roselyn Rule
Jemma Hooper
Gemma Weedall
Hilary Adlam
Kirrin Brown

We, residents of South Australia, call on the SA Parliament to support laws that make pets welcome in rental properties.

2,000 signatures

Will you sign?