Thursday, June 7, 2012


Emma and Mark Westrup visited the RSPCA Sydney Shelter with their grandmother to donate knitted blankets to the cats awaiting adoption

With tax time just around the corner, the RSPCA is urging people to donate to help animals this winter. The colder months are a challenging time for the RSPCA as the need for supplies and resources increases. Every animal deserves to be safe, healthy and warm this winter and every dollar helps RSPCA achieve this.

Each of the RSPCA Shelters across NSW relies on donations to continue funding their day to day operations as these costs rise over winter. RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman said that the money raised over winter will go towards vital things like keeping animals healthy, safe, sheltered, fed, warm and inevitably rehomed.

“In winter the number of animals brought into our shelters increases with many elderly, sick and injured animals ending up in our care,” said Mr Coleman. “Donations from the general public help contribute to essential costs including medical supplies and rising heating bills.” 

As one of the largest shelters in the Southern Hemisphere, the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona can house up to 1000 animals at any given time. Even small donations make a big difference to helping these animals.

Last month, seven-year-old Mark Westrup and his four-year-old sister Emma donated blankets knitted by their grandmother to the cats at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona.

“This sweet gift from the Westrup’s is an example of small gestures that can make a big difference to animals at our shelters – keeping them warm and well over winter,” said Mr Coleman. 

Donations are a great way to maximise tax deductions. CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW or call 1300 777 221

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