Thursday, September 29, 2011

Trade a Trick for a Treat at the RSPCA!

The RSPCA Sydney Shelter is currently experiencing a shortage of toys and treats for the animals in its care. As part of their Halloween-themed ‘Tricks for Treats’ initiative, the RSPCA is asking for donations from the public leading up to 31 October.

“Treats are a very important part of our positive reinforcement training methods with the animals,” said Marika Taylor, Sydney Shelter Volunteer Coordinator. Shelter staff and volunteers practice obedience training with the animals on a daily basis, so treats are consumed quickly. “We’re always in need of treats and toys, particularly for dogs and cats.”

Treats provide a reward system for training, while toys provide comfort and stimulation for animals staying in an unfamiliar environment.

Can you donate pet-friendly treats and toys? All donated dog and cat items can be dropped off at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter, 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona between 9.00am and 8.00pm. Treats and toys can also be purchased directly from the Shelter’s retail store (closed Wednesdays) and the RSPCA Care Centre at Rouse Hill Town Centre.

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