Volunteers needed to help animals in need

Volunteers needed to help animals in need

Animal lovers are wanted to pound the pavement, shake a tin and raise much-needed funds on Happy Tails Day - which is set to take place on Friday 2 October.

Volunteers are being sought throughout the metropolitan area to help raise money for the thousands of sick, injured and neglected animals RSPCA WA helps every year.

RSPCA WA CEO David van Ooran said the organisation was always reliant on members of the community to support its lifesaving work.

“We’re urging animal lovers to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand to support us in raising vital funds this Happy Tails Day,” Mr van Ooran said.

"We need to raise over 90% of the funding required to prevent cruelty to thousands of animals each year, so we’re urging those in the community who care to sign up and help us raise money for animals in need.”

Community members are needed both in Perth’s CBD and metropolitan train stations to collect donations.

To register, contact RSPCA WA on 9209 9300, email volunteer@rspcawa.asn.au or sign up online via www.rspcawa.asn.au

RSPCA WA needs to generate more than 90% of the funding required to protect animals from cruelty, as only six per cent is covered by a grant from the State Government.

For more information go to www.rspcawa.asn.au