Cooloongup resident bequeathes realestate to RSPCA, Cat Haven and Perth Zoo

RSPCA WA chief executive David van Ooran with Charles and (inset) one of the properties. |Picture: Dominique Menegaldo www.communitypix.com.au d372238
RSPCA WA chief executive David van Ooran with Charles and (inset) one of the properties. |Picture: Dominique Menegaldo www.communitypix.com.au d372238

A 'QUIET and humble' Cooloongup resident who died recently has left two properties to the RSPCA, Cat Haven and Perth Zoo in a generous final gift.

The 62-year-old animal lover bequeathed his Windale Place home and an investment property in Marlo Place in Waikiki to the three animal groups.

Funds from the sale of both properties will help fund the animal welfare, zoo and re-homing programs.

RSPCA WA chief executive David van Ooran said it was sad to hear of the passing of a supporter but the funds would help continue the fight against animal cruelty.

‘We are hugely grateful to this generous and thoughtful gentleman who has chosen to remember us in his will, in addition to the Cat Haven and Perth Zoo,’ he said.

Mr van Ooran said they relied heavily on heartfelt personal donations.

‘The fact is that every dollar counts when it comes to saving animals and as we receive only 6 per cent of our funds from government are reliant on caring individuals to provide essential financial support in the form of legacies and donations for the shortfall we face every year,’ he said.

‘Remembering RSPCA through a bequest is a heartfelt and lasting way of helping animals now and into the future, and all the funds we receive are used wisely.’