SOUTH Perth resident Lynda Hancy has dedicated the past 15 years to educating others about animal rescue.
After a back injury forced her to quit her job, Ms Hancy adopted her first rescue dog from the Shenton Park Dogs’ Refuge Home, only to begin volunteering as a dog walker.
Today, Ms Hancy is still heavy involved at the refuge where she and two other volunteers are organising a pop-up ladies fashion sale, on March 16-17, to raise much needed funds for the organisation.
“The event started three years ago when one of our volunteers was due to leave Australia and had a tonne of clothes she wanted to get rid of,” Ms Hancy said.
“From there the seed was planted, so about six of us set about organising a sale to raise money for the refuse and ended up making about $500.
“We have run a sale each year since, raising a further $8000-$10,000; I hope the event can raise about $10,000.”
The funds will be used for vet expenses, nourishment toys or may go towards a new sprinkler system needed for the shelter, which is estimated to cost about $8000.
President Karen Rhodes said those who came to the event could shop with abandon knowing they were scooping up a bargain and helping to give the dogs a second chance.
“Love for fashion and animals is definitely a winning combination,” she said.
When: March 16, 6pm-9pm, and March 17, 11-3pm
Donations accepted until March 12, call 9381 8166.