TEN-week-old schnauzer pup Miss Petra and her six-month-old adopted sister Lady Freya will answer the call to help raise money for less fortunate furry friends at RSPCA Happy Tails Day next month.
Kensington residents Maureen and Peter McKenzie are training their dogs to help them shake tins on CBD streets for the annual RSPCA WA fundraiser on October 5.
“We will be working hard over the next couple of weeks so they are going through puppy training and a lot of socialisation,” Mrs McKenzie said.
She said she volunteered for the event because she enjoyed being part of the community and believed this was one way she could contribute.
“I think an organisation like the RSPCA do amazing work with animals in crisis and I feel proud to be part of it,” she said.
Mrs McKenzie also volunteers at the RSPCA’s Malaga premises twice a week and said she could see how donations helped to improve the animal shelter.
“Especially animals which do have to have a lot of care, it’s not a cheap exercise so seeing money well spent to try give animals a second chance, I think is wonderful,” she said.
Mr McKenzie also found volunteering to be a positive action for happiness.
“Don’t sit in your four walls and wonder why the world is going past, get out and do something because when you come home, you feel really good about it,” he said.
The RSCPA is looking for more people and their pets to help on October 5.
The RSPCA WA website has more details.