Michelle takes on RSPCA WA fundraiser for Boo
Currambine resident Michelle Gaynor will be going the whole way with foam and razor to remove her hair next month in support of the RSPCA WA, all in the name of her rescue dog, Boo.
Bull terrier-cross Billie Boo Bear (Boo) was rescued by the RSPCA WA four years ago, suffering from abhorrent neglect and abuse.
At the time of being rescued Boo was extremely emaciated, weighing just 9kg, and was an exceedingly anxious dog who was frightened of any new situation.
Michelle and her family adopted Boo from the RSPCA WA and with lots of love, understanding and patience, as well as the support of specialist veterinarians and dog trainers, they have helped rehabilitate Boo and build up her confidence. Now Boo is an active, happy and loving dog who weighs a healthy 24kg.
For the past few years Michelle has held annual fundraisers to support the RSPCA WA, but this year she's taking it to a whole new level by shaving off her hair on March 20.
"We have always had rescued animals and I've always supported RSPCA WA but adopting Boo was a real eye opener. To have a dog that had come from such a bad background, how troubled and anxious she was because of what had been done to her showed me how important their job is, they literally saved her life" Michelle said.
"The absolute joy Boo that brings to our family is unexplainable. She is still an anxious dog and it takes time to gain her trust, but with us, she is loving, gentle and sweet 100 per cent of the time and I wouldn't swap her for the world. I have often wished that we had found her as a puppy and that she had never experienced the life she did before she became a part of our family."
Michelle will be shaving her head with the support of family and friends on March 20, and is aiming to raise more than $1500 for the RSPCA WA. To donate to Michelle's fundraiser, visit givematcher.com.au/fundraisers/shave-for-rspca-wa
RSPCA WA relies on donations and community support to generate more than 90% of the funds required to sustain its animal protection work, as only six percent is covered by a grant from the State Government.