How you can bring joy to shelter pets this Christmas

Published 5:00am 20 November 2023

How you can bring joy to shelter pets this Christmas
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

The team at RSPCA Dakabin is calling on Santa’s helpers out in the community to spread some Christmas cheer to animals that are currently waiting to find their forever homes.

As the RSPCA heavily rely on donations, staff and volunteers have released a Christmas wishlist featuring everything they need over the coming weeks to ensure the animals in their care feel the love.

RSPCA spokesperson Emma Lagoon says every donation will make a big difference to the staff and animals.

“Any donations that animal lovers in the community can give in the lead up to the festive season will certainly help brighten our shelter pets' lives while they wait for their forever homes,” Emma says.

“Not every animal will find a home in time for Christmas, so even small gifts like toys or treats, or pet essentials like cat litter will help ensure they have the best stay while they're at the RSPCA - it's certainly one of our busiest times of year.”

Their wish list revealed

Posting on their Facebook page, the team at RSPCA Dakabin outlined what donations they need the most. These include:

  • Cat litter
  • Dog treats
  • Cat squeeze tube treats
  • Dog roll food
  • Toys for dogs, cats, birds, and other small animals
  • Laundry powder
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Enrichment feeder bowls
  • Puppy pads
  • Guinea pig bedding
  • Metal poop scoopers
  • Cardboard cat scratchers
  • Strong large dog water bowls
  • Doggy poo bags
  • Bin liners
  • Paper towel
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables (for their pocket pets and livestock)
  • Bunnings gift cards
  • Gift cards from Coles or Woolworths (which will be used to purchase roast chickens for behaviour work with dogs and cats, as well as feed unwell animals)

Where to drop off your donations

The RSPCA Dakabin animal care centre is located on Goodwin Rd, Dakabin.

They are open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 10am-2pm.

Phone 3480 6450 for more information.

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