School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA

Published 5:00am 16 September 2022

School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Animals at RSPCA Dakabin have been given yummy food, treats, toys, warm blankets and more thanks to the generosity of students from one school in the Moreton Bay Region.

Primary school pupils from Northpine Christian College collected enough items that filled a Hilux Ute twice over.

Northpine Christian College Teacher and Junior Co-ordinator Kylie Tiller says she is proud of the students and their efforts.

“At Northpine we run a program in our primary school called Stormforce, which introduces young children to serving and helping others,” Kylie says.

“We run a program every term through the program, and term 3 is all about serving our local community.

“This time we helped the RSPCA. I put out a challenge to the students to collect items from home like sheets, blankets, towels and bathmats.

“I also made some suggestions incase the students wanted to buy some extra items.

“The kids were amazing and brought in bags and bags of dog food, cat food, long lasting chews for dogs, and toys.

“They also brought items like baby wipes, dishwashing liquid, bleach and tissues, which were things the staff and volunteers asked for.

“There were so many items – I didn’t count how many there were exactly, but I have a Hilux Ute and it was filled twice – including the tray and the backseat.

“All the students did an amazing job, and we are extremely proud of them.”

RSPCA Queensland spokeswoman Emma Lagoon says the donation is a lovely gesture and will make the animals very happy.

“We truly appreciate these kind donations from the students at Northpine Christian College,” Emma says.

“They'll go a long way to help enrich the lives of the 190 animals currently in our care at Dakabin.

“We've sadly seen a decline in people adopting over the last couple of months, so donations of toys and treats help ensure our animals have a comfortable stay until they find their new families.”

See more photos of the students packing up their donations in the gallery below. 

Adopt a pet

If you are looking for a new furry friend to take home, you can see the animals that are currently up for adoption on the RSPCA Dakabin website.

Here are some of the adorable animals waiting for their fur-ever homes (as of September 15, 2022)

Bull Winkle

School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA

Bull Winkle is a one-year-old male lurcher (mixed). He would best be suited to an owner that is home a lot, as he can get a little anxious at times.

Adoption fee is $350.

Barney Bear

School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA

Barney Bear is a three-year-old male labrador retriever/mareema sheepdog (mixed). He would best be suited to an owner that has experience with big, energetic dogs.

Adoption price is $200

Mason

School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA

Mason is a one-year-old rhodesian ridgeback (mixed). He can be a little boisterous with his affection, and would benefit from some training with his new owners.

Adoption price is $200.

Buster

School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA

Buster is a one-year-old male Australian cattle dog/bullmastiff. He would be best suited to an active owner that can take hi for lots of walks and play lots of games.

Adoption fee is $200.

Bruno

School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA

Bruno is a one-year-old male bull arab (mixed). He is a sweet and sensitive boy that is looking for a quiet and loving home where he can feel safe.

Adoption price is $200.

Koda

School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA

Koda is a nine-year-old female domestic medium hair (mix). She would best be suited to a home where she is your one and only.

Adoption fee is $85.

Elliott

School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA

Elliott is a five-yar-old male Siamese/layanese (mix). He loves to roll around, play and lap up lots of attention.

Adoption fee is $165.

Jane

School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA

Jane is a two-year-old female domestic short hair (mix). She can be a little shy at first, so she need a quiet and calm home where she won’t be easily spooked.

Adoption price is $165.

Ellie

School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA

Ellie is a one-year-old female domestic short hair (mix). Ellie can be a little shy, so it is important when she finds her new owners that they take it slow as to not overwhelm her.

Adoption price is $165.

Dawn

School's 'pawsome' donation for animals at RSPCA

Dawn is a one-year-old female domestic medium hair (mix). She finds comfort in snuggling deep in her bed, making her a perfect companion to snuggle up to.

Adoption price is $165.

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