Raise funds for furry friends

RSPCA head David van Ooran with Renee Rosato, daughter Ella (2) and Tyson the cat. d423401
RSPCA head David van Ooran with Renee Rosato, daughter Ella (2) and Tyson the cat. d423401

Cupcake Day for the RSPCA will take place on August 18 and RSPCA WA chief executive David van Ooran said people could register to host a cupcake event at their workplace, home or with friends.

‘Whether you register as a RSPCA Cupcake Host or decide to take on the tough role as a RSPCA Cupcake eater, you’ll be supporting the fight against animal cruelty, helping to keep our Inspectors on the road and assisting with the protection we provide through our animal care centre,’ Mr van Ooran said.

Redcliffe’s Renee Rosato said she first became passionate about addressing animal cruelty when she realised how many products in her home were from companies that tested on animals.

She began baking as a hobby after the birth of her youngest daughter Ella, and last year jumped at the chance to sell her cupcakes for animal welfare.

She raised $1400 last year and hopes to exceed this figure next month.

The RSPCA relies on fundraising initiatives for 94 per cent of its income.

‘Over the last 12 months, RSPCA WA has experienced unprecedented demand for its services and received on average more than 60 calls per day to its animal cruelty hotline,’ Mr van Ooran said.

‘Although much of our work is challenging and confronting, we all get a great boost when we see rescued animals successfully rehabilitated and in new loving homes, via our rehoming program.’

Visit www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au to register.