Post a picture of your pet: Food, Shelter and Love fundraiser

David van Ooran with Archie. Picture: David Baylis            d444446
David van Ooran with Archie. Picture: David Baylis         d444446

HILL’S Pet Nutrition Food, Shelter and Love fundraiser running until October 16 will support pets in need of a home housed at RSPCA Malaga.

RSPCA WA chief executive David van Ooran said fundraisers were vital, with the not-for-profit organisation reliant on donations that made up more than 90 per cent of its funding to operate.

“The money is used for RSPCA WA to provide many important services including educating the community about responsible animal ownership and welfare issues, investigating animal cruelty concerns, shelter service for animals that are surrendered or seized which may include vet care or surgery for these animals who may also spend time with our foster carers,” he said.

“We also provide behavioural training for our animals so they can find their forever home and also offer dog and puppy training for the public.

“We also rehome animals and over the past year have rehomed hundreds of animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, roosters, sheep, birds and horses.”

Mr van Ooran said in the last year RSPCA provided care to about 200 animals daily and rehomed more than 460 animals and over the past three months had rehomed 102 animals and reunited many more with their owners.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition general manager John Douglas said the fundraiser encouraged animal lovers to help raise funds for pet shelters throughout Australia.

“There are more than 50,000 adoptable cats and dogs and the annual fundraiser aims to raise awareness and find new, safe, secure and loving homes for these pets,” he said.

“Pet owners simply have to upload a picture of their pet to the dedicated Hill’s Pet Nutrition Facebook page app and we will donate $10 for each entry to our charity partners. Family, friends and fans are encouraged to vote for their favourite photo.

“The entrant with the highest votes then wins a $1500 VISA prepaid card.”