Spencer’s big role


Spencer Parrott with Molly.
Picture: Jon Hewson         www.communitypix.com.au   d450772
Spencer Parrott with Molly. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d450772

Spencer’s journey started six months ago when he and his family received the heartbreaking news that their eight-month-old puppy Molly had aggressive cancer.

Determined to help other animals, Spencer decided to create Molly’s Walk on November 8 last year, which gathered support from across the Perth community and helped raise more than $7000 for the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation.

Spencer’s mum Karen said being a Junior Ambassador was his dream come true.

“He’s always talked about wanting to be a fir-fighter or paramedic when he grows up. It’s in his nature to care about other people and try to help,” she said.

“But since our puppy Molly’s battle with cancer, Spencer’s whole focus has been on caring for animals. His hero is Dr Chris from Bondi Vet.

“His reaction to finding out about the Junior Ambassador Scheme was so cute – he said to me ‘I wonder if I’ll be working night shift with them, and will I get a uniform?’.”

RSPCA WA president Lynne Bradshaw said the organisation was proud to welcome Spencer into the Junior Ambassador Scheme.

“Spencer, our first Perth-based junior ambassador, is passionate about caring for animals and we are delighted he has been chosen by RSPCA WA’s education team to lead the way in animal welfare among his peers and also within the community,” she said.