Small furry friends were cuddled and taken to new homes as the RSPCA opened its Adoption and Retail Centre [ARC] at Invermay on Saturday.
RSPCA Tasmania chief executive Dr Andrew Byrne said the day went really well with a number of animals both donated and adopted.
"We've had people come in from on-the-dot 10 o'clock, we've adopted two cats already and people are interested," Dr Byrne said.
The grand opening of the store included discounted microchipping as well as worm and flea treatments and a sausage sizzle.
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The centre sells animal products such as food, toys and collars, but will also be used for the adoption of smaller animals and consultations aimed at adopted pets.
"It'll just be for consultations, so vaccinations and microchips, I haven't got a hospital or surgery," Dr Byrne said.
"We need to see animals post-adoption sometimes and we need a space like this [ARC] to do that."
Animals that can be adopted at the centre include cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets [no birds].
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