Vulnerable animals get boost
Peg’s Creek Primary School students have put their pocket money to good use in by raising funds for vulnerable Pilbara animals.
The school holds free-dress-day fundraisers each term for a different organisation chosen by students.
Their collections were presented at the school assembly last week, with $198 given Saving Animals From Euthanasia Karratha and $180 to West Pilbara Turtle Program, which will be distributed through the Pilbara Wildlife Carers Association.
Principal Shiona Hobart said animal welfare was a popular cause.
“Kids love animals, so it’s a great cause and a really important one,” she said.
West Pilbara Turtle Program leader Joanne King and Pilbara Wildlife Carers Association co-ordinator Rose Best said the turtle funds would be passed on to marine animal rehabilitation centre Chelonia in Broome.
They said turtles were expensive animals to rehabilitate and it cost about $180 to feed one for a week.
Joanne King, Rose Best and Sue Hedley with Shiona Hobart and Dinoshan Subramoney, 10, Ava Haslam, 9, Braydon Magerl, 9, and Harry Sawyer, 9.