Vul­ner­a­ble animals get boost

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Joanne King, Rose Best and Sue Hed­ley with Shiona Ho­bart and Di­noshan Subra­money, 10, Ava Haslam, 9, Bray­don Magerl, 9, and Harry Sawyer, 9.

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