Junior Ambassador Scheme

RSPCA WA’s Junior Ambassador Scheme is a unique way of engaging children in animal welfare.

Our first Junior Ambassadors were recently appointed to lead the way in animal welfare and to promote every animal’s essential Five Freedoms.

The Ambassadors – Leah, Lytoni and Maddy from Cable Beach Primary School in Broome –have a very keen interest in animals, and are animal welfare leaders amongst their peers. As well as promoting the Five Freedoms and showing other students the best way to deal with animals, they are fundraising for the cause through Million Paws Walk, Happy Tails Day and Cupcake Day.

The appointment of Leah, Lytoni and Maddy by our Community Education Inspector and General Inspectors was announced at their school assembly in 2015. They were presented with certificates and their Junior Ambassador packs that included exclusive Junior Ambassador navy blue t-shirts, an RSPCA cap, water bottle, stickers, tattoos, ruler set, notebook, calculator, Frisbee, pen, and an awareness band.

Our first three RSPCA Junior Ambassadors are: Leah Pigram (L), Lytoni Cheinmora (M), and Maddy Rose (R)

The girls were even interviewed by GWN!

We believe our Junior Ambassadors will help lead the way in promoting responsible pet ownership to both students and adults. Leah, Lytoni and Maddy are certainly up to the task!

 

Welcome to the team Spencer Parrott

Despite his young age, seven-year-old Spencer Parrott is a seasoned animal welfare campaigner – and now he's being recognized as Perth's first ever RSPCA WA Junior Ambassador.

The youngster has proven that big things really do come in small packages – he's been on a crusade against animal cancer during the last six months, after his family received the heart breaking news that their eight month old puppy Molly had terminal cancer.

Click here to read more about Spencer.

Teachers are encouraged to contact our education inspector if they work with a student who goes above and beyond in animal welfare, who may be a suitable candidate to become an RSPCA WA Junior Ambassador. If you would like to nominate someone, please fill in this electronic form and email to education@rspcawa.asn.au

 
 
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Welcome to the team Elseya Seewraj

We’re very pleased to announce that 13 year old Elseya Seewraj is our latest recruit to be appointed an RSPCA WA Junior Ambassador.

Elseya has a natural connection with animals and has helped rescue and care for a variety of injured animals, including dogs, birds, sheep, guinea pigs and even possums.

A Junior Ambassador is someone who is able to talk to their peers about animal welfare, help us spread the message of responsible pet ownership and someone who is willing to go above and beyond to help animals. Elseya has proven herself to be a dedicated animal lover through her recently completed studies that explored animal cruelty, animal testing, dog training and how dogs see. 

She’s also dedicated a lot of her time to volunteering in kennels, with Vets, with dog groomers and in a wildlife park. 

The appointment of Elseya by our Community Education Inspector and one of our Guest Volunteer speakers was announced at her school assembly in November, 2016, where she was presented with a certificate and a Junior Ambassador gift pack.

Congratulations Elseya and welcome to the team!

 
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Meet Junior Ambassador Katie Birss

We’re pleased to welcome Katie to our Junior Ambassador team!

At just 8 years old, Katie Birss, our newest Junior Ambassador has been fostering vulnerable cats and dogs for over 5 years, looking after a variety of breeds from Chihuahuas to Great Danes! She’s also supported a Chihuahua rescue group, raising funds for their dogs to have much needed surgery. She’s even adopted her own rescue dog and two foster cats. 

Katie and her family bought a farm especially so they could help look after animals involved in bush fires, which includes alpacas, sheep, and horses to name a few. She’s passionate about rehabilitating native wildlife and animals are frequently abandoned at their farm, so Katie also helps care for them until a forever home can be found. 

One of Katie’s main goals is to educate the community and particularly her peers, on how to stay safe when interacting with dogs, which is an important message that RSPCA WA is keen to spread. You can check out our video here.

We’re so proud to have Katie on board as a Junior Ambassador. If there were more people like Katie, there would be so many more happy animals in this world!

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Million Paws Walk 2017

A big thank you to Spencer Parrot and Katie Birss who volunteered their time to assist us at Million Paws Walk 2017!

 

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Welcome Jeremy Webb

photo of Jeremy WebbCongratulations to Jeremy Webb, our latest Junior Ambassador who has proven he is a very special, animal loving person.

A Junior Ambassador is someone who goes above and beyond to help the animals around them live a better life. They are able to talk to their peers about animal welfare and everyday issues, which affect their pets and other animals. 

These ambassadors are very special, as they help spread the RSPCA WA message about responsible pet ownership. 

Our newest Junior Ambassador is someone, who at the age of 6, became a vegetarian because he was so moved by the suffering of livestock being transported for meat. That is pure dedication! 

His aim is to become a marine biologist, and we have no doubt he’ll achieve this. He would also like to set up an animal shelter to protect animals in need and often gives speeches to his peers about ethics in animal welfare.

If there were more people like Jeremy, the animals in this world would be a lot happier and safer. 

The appointment of Jeremy by our Community Education Inspector was announced at his school assembly in September, 2017, where he was presented with a certificate and a Junior Ambassador gift pack.

Well done Jeremy, we’re very proud to have you as part of the team.

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Junior Ambassador Team Day Out

Our Community Outreach team took our 4 RSPCA WA Junior Ambassadors, Spencer, Elseya, Katie and Jeremy, to the Landsdale Farm School for a great day out and to discuss animal welfare goals for 2018. Our Junior Ambassadors go above and beyond to help the animals around them live a better life. They’re very special as they’re able to talk to their peers about animal welfare issues, everyday issues that affect their pets and help us spread the RSPCA WA message about responsible pet ownership. 

This year, our ambassadors are hitting the ground running spreading our ‘Dogs die in hot cars’ campaign message - keep an eye out for them at your local shopping centre or dog beach!

A special thanks goes out to Alisha (pictured far right), who gave us a great in depth tour of the farm. The whole team had a wonderful day learning all about the animals and enjoying heaps of furry cuddles.

Click here to view more photos from the day.

 

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Welcome to the team, Lachlan Bolger

We're so proud, and excited, to welcome Lachlan Bolger as our newest Junior Ambassador. He's well loved by people and animals, alike!

At just 11 years old, Lachlan has started and runs his own business, Nummy Nibbles, making home-made dog treats. This is probably why the animals love him so much!

Lachlan donates the profits from his business to animals in need. He has already donated over $200 to the Staffy and Bully Breed Rescue group! 

Lachlan sets a great example for his peers, and is well on his way to achieving his life's ambition: to rescue as many animals and find them their "furever families".

Great job, Lachlan, and welcome to the Junior Ambassador Program!

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