TATTOO artists in High Wycombe used their passion for body art to raise funds for the RSPCA WA last weekend when they held a two day flash tattoo sale.
Perth Tattoo manager Serena Hendry said she was moved to help after receiving the RSPCA’s 20for20 appeal pamphlet in her letterbox calling for help to put more animal welfare inspectors on WA roads.
“After receiving a letter in the mail we had a team discussion and realised we had the means to help,” she said.
“We are all avid animal lovers and wanted to contribute to this amazing cause.
“The RSPCA WA is desperately low on rangers and as a result the rangers aren’t able to reach many animals on time to save them.
“There are only 11 rangers who respond to up to 50 calls of animal cruelty a day.”
Ms Hendry said staff worked non-stop over two days.
“We had an amazing turnout for this fundraiser and all of our artists were consecutively booked for the two days,” she said,
“This was a flash special which means artists were doing smaller designs ranging from $50 to $100 per tattoo.
“After covering our expenses we were able to raise $700 dollars for the RSPCA.”
RSPCA WA launched its controversial new appeal calling for people to donate $20 to get the number of animal welfare inspectors up to 20.
Chief inspector Amanda Swift said the appeal was the biggest in the organisation’s 125-year history in the state.