Dogs’ Refuge Home wants people to rattle a tin for fundraiser


Ruth Gourley with her dog Poppy. |Picture: Martin Kennealey        d467559
Ruth Gourley with her dog Poppy. |Picture: Martin Kennealey        d467559

THE Dogs’ Refuge Home in Shenton Park wants people to lend a hand and shake a tin during its annual tin-shaking day this Friday.

Dog lovers can help raise money to care for homeless pets throughout the metropolitan area during the April 7 appeal.

Refuge president Karen Rhodes asked people to consider helping out or drop a gold coin into the tins when they see volunteer collectors.

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“The refuge’s running costs are ever-|increasing and this is a really important fundraising event for us, which is why we are asking for volunteer collectors,” she said.

Long-term volunteer Ruth Gourley, of Marmion, will be one of dozens of volunteers raising money on the day.

“The refuge does wonderful work in helping to rescue and rehome hundreds of dogs in need every month,” she said.

“I’d appeal to any dog lovers out there to put their hand up and support the cause.

“I’ve been a volunteer with the refuge for over 16 years and have loved every minute of supporting this wonderful animal charity.”

For details on becoming a collector, call 9381 8166. All dogs adopted through the refuge are sterilised, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed, vet checked and behaviour assessed.