A LANDSDALE school welcomed furry visitors as part of fundraising efforts for an animal rescue group.
Carnaby Rise Primary School teacher Melissa Jennings is a foster carer for Dogs Behind Bars Rescue, which is trying to raise $10,000 for vet services for dogs it rescues.
Students donated to the group during a free dress day on June 14, where they were visited by two rescue dogs.
Ms Jennings said it was great for the children to meet the dogs they were helping.
“I think children need to see that life is bigger than them,” she said.
“It’s a really family-oriented area and so most kids have dogs, they can relate.”
She said the group had to stop all non-urgent vet work for rescued dogs and was unable to take on any more needing homes.
Dogs are re-homed at a cost of about $400, which covers microchipping and de-sexing.
Ms Jennings encouraged people to support the rescue either through donation of giving a dog the “chance to be part of a family”.
“There’s just so many lovely dogs that just need a second chance and most don’t have behavioural or other issues,” she said.
“You can get an amazing dog for about $400, with vet work already done.
“They all deserve a second chance.”
To help, visit www.facebook.com/dogsbehindbarsrescue.