Cup cakes, pup cakes fight cru­elty to an­i­mals

Geraldton Guardian - - News - Adam Poulsen

It was a happy day for cake lovers of both the hu­man and ca­nine va­ri­ety when the Ger­ald­ton Po­lice Sta­tion hosted its an­nual Cup­cake Day, as part of a ma­jor na­tion­wide RSPCA fundrais­ing event.

Staff mem­bers vol­un­teered their time to cook a va­ri­ety of good­ies which were sold at the sta­tion on Mon­day, with all pro­ceeds go­ing di­rectly to the an­i­mal wel­fare or­gan­i­sa­tion.

But it wasn’t just staff who got to sam­ple the sweet treats, with “pup” cakes also on of­fer for their ca­nine com­pan­ions.

The money raised will help the or­gan­i­sa­tion con­tinue its work in car­ing for, re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing, and re­hom­ing about 135,000 ne­glected, in­jured, aban­doned and abused an­i­mals ev­ery year.

Ger­ald­ton Po­lice Sta­tion cus­tomer ser­vice of­fi­cer Heather Beswick, who helped or­gan­ise the event, said ev­ery­one at the sta­tion had showed their sup­port.

“The girls at the sta­tion have done all the bak­ing, and I’d also like to thank the pris­on­ers at Gree­nough — they also did a heap of bak­ing for us, and they’ve brought down their prison dog Kai to star along with our po­lice dog Ghost,” she said. Ms Beswick said the event was a great op­por­tu­nity to sup­port the RSPCA so they could con­tinue to carry out their im­por­tant work.

“The num­ber one thing to achieve is to raise aware­ness in the com­mu­nity about how many an­i­mals are in need and how many an­i­mals are be­ing cruelly treated,” she said.

“Se­condly, we want to raise as much money as we can to sup­port the RSPCA and the amaz­ing work they do.”

Any­body in the com­mu­nity can hold a Cup­cake Day event, with hosts from across the coun­try rais­ing more than $1.2 mil­lion last year.

Do­nate to the “Po­lice for paws” fundraiser at: cup­cake­daywa-2017.ev­ery­day­ po­lice-for-paws.

Pic­tures: Adam Poulsen

Gree­nough Prison dog Kai with his eyes on the prize.

Some of the cakes Ger­ald­ton Po­lice Sta­tion staff gave up their time to bake.

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