THIS was the moment when Benny met Rusty.

No, it's not the plot from a children's movie, but rather the tale of two orphaned animals that need good homes.

Both Benny the kitten and Rusty the pup are currently sitting in the Maranoa Vet Surgery, waiting for responsible owners to pick them up.

Rusty has been in the care of the vets for nearly two months and Maranoa Animal Rescue's Ruth Thrupp said there were few dogs more loving than him.

"He's desexed, micro-chipped and wormed - he's ready to go," she said.

"He needs a family to love him - he's been here too long."

Benny the ginger kitten was found in a back alley and Maranoa Vet Surgery's Danielle Clarke said he wouldn't have lasted much longer on his own if he hadn't been picked up.

"He's about five weeks old," she said.

"If he didn't have a mother, he would've died."

Ms Clarke said while he might have been mothered by a stray cat, he would be easy to train.

"He'd be really easy to tame, because he is at that stage where they are really impressionable," she said.

"I love cats and I've already taken in one of the other kittens we rescued."

To inquire about rescuing either Benny or Rusty, call Maranoa Vet Surgery on 4622 4477.

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