Beechboro netball club rallies around former teammate whose dog was killed in Mirrabooka

Beechboro netball club rallies around former teammate whose dog was killed in Mirrabooka

A BEECHBORO netball club will continue to pay respect to a former player’s dog after it was killed in Mirrabooka last week.

Steelers Netball Club players paid tribute to 23-year-old Bridgette’s Labrador Luna, which was stabbed at Apple Blossom Polyantha Reserve in Mirrabooka on May 17, by wearing orange ribbons and black arm bands on Saturday.

Steelers player Melissa Lucas said following the club and the Wanneroo Districts Netball Association’s (WDNA) event, players will also be attending the Love for Luna Day at Whiteman Park on Sunday.

“Bridgette played at the Steelers Netball Club with us last year,” she said.

“The impact of walking into the WDNA courts and seeing a sea of orange was overwhelming and so touching for not only Bridgette but her friends also; it showed how quickly a netball community could come together.

“The team Justice for Luna and The Labradors of Perth Facebook pages are putting on an event at Whiteman Park this Sunday and we are going to be wearing orange then.”

Ms Lucas said the club was hopeful the tragic event would change the Animal Welfare Act.

“It was not just one day as such, it was the whole community who jumped on board,” she said.

“There was definitely a community vibe where everyone was a bit scared at first but both teams got together and had a chat about it and really made everyone want to improve.”

Labradors of Perth have formed a GoFundMe page to raise money for Bridgette and her family, as well as the group’s retrieve rescue group.

The page has passed its $2000 funding goal, with more than $2300 raised in four days.

The Whiteman Park event will be held from 2pm to 4pm at in the Village at Shelter C on Sunday.

Visit https://www.gofundme.com/for-luna.

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