RSPCA Victoria 2022 Pet Poll results have arrived
RSPCA Victoria’s 2022 Pet Poll of over twelve thousand Victorian pet owners has concluded, showing the state values pets and highlights the powerful nature of pet ownership. The poll included a series of questions designed to explore the nature of pet ownership in the state and delve into the details of the dog versus cat debate.
Questions in the poll ranged from whether respondents celebrate their pets’ birthdays with treats and gifts to whether they allow them to sleep on their beds. More serious questions related to concerns like pet wellbeing, such as what if something happens to their owner and what to do if a pet is sick or injured.
Pets in Preston love a chat
Preston residents revealed themselves to be among the chattiest pet owners in the state when every response from postcode 3072 said they speak to their pet every day, and 79.5% said they celebrate their pet birthdays. Meanwhile, pets in neighbouring Thornbury appear to love a good snooze, with 89.4% of owners saying they allow their pets to sleep on their beds.
Responses were received across Victoria, with participants hailing from metro and regional areas. Pet owners in postcodes 3977, 3350, and 3030 were the most engaged (1.5%, 1.4% and 1.4% of all responses, respectively from Cranbourne, Sandhurst, Ballarat and surrounds, and Werribee); however, interest from the community was strong across the state with 584 Victorian postcodes represented in the poll’s data.