Do­nate to help an­i­mals

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For just 24 hours to­mor­row — Oc­to­ber 4, World An­i­mal Day — Be­nalla’s an­i­mal lovers can have four times the im­pact be­cause every dol­lar do­nated to RSPCA Vic­to­ria’s ‘Give to Get Them Home’ ap­peal will be quadru­pled by cor­po­rate part­ners and ma­jor donors.

RSPCA Vic­to­ria is launch­ing the new ap­peal to help meet the cost of car­ing for more than 20 000 stray, seized and sur­ren­dered an­i­mals that come through its doors every year.

RSPCA Vic­to­ria chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Liz Walker said the char­ity re­lied on com­mu­nity do­na­tions for more than 95 per cent of fund­ing and was hop­ing the com­mu­nity would get be­hind the new ap­peal and help it hit its tar­get.

‘‘More than 20 680 ne­glected, aban­doned and home­less an­i­mals came through the doors at RSPCA Vic­to­ria in the last 12 months, which equates to al­most 60 per day,’’ Dr Walker said.

‘‘It’s gen­er­ous donors that en­able us to pro­vide life­sav­ing treat­ment when the an­i­mals need it most.

‘‘Do­na­tions help fill their bel­lies with nu­tri­tious food and give them warm beds to curl up on.

‘‘This much-needed sup­port from our com­mu­nity helps us pro­vide ev­ery­thing that is needed to give these an­i­mals a sec­ond chance in a new, for­ever home — that’s why we’re ask­ing peo­ple to give to get them home this World An­i­mal Day and quadru­ple the dif­fer­ence they can make.’’

With al­most 6000 an­i­mals ex­pected to ar­rive in RSPCA Vic­to­ria shel­ters in the next three months, this fundrais­ing ef­fort means some an­i­mals will learn kind­ness for the first time.

A $100 do­na­tion can vac­ci­nate a lit­ter of pup­pies, keep­ing them safe when they’re most vul­ner­a­ble, help­ing them be ready to find their for­ever home.

A $400 do­na­tion can equip vol­un­teer fos­ter car­ers with com­plete packs in­clud­ing ev­ery­thing they’ll need to help an­i­mals re­cover and learn to trust peo­ple again.

A $1000 do­na­tion can feed five res­cued horses for a month in care, help­ing them gain weight and re­cover un­til they’re ready for a new home.

A $2000 do­na­tion can cover four res­cued an­i­mals re­ceiv­ing emer­gency triage and as­sess­ment from a vet, with a com­plete se­ries of tests to de­ter­mine the best course of ac­tion, or pro­vide emer­gency surgery in­clud­ing the med­i­ca­tions and ex­pe­ri­enced vets re­quired to save an an­i­mal’s life.

Fol­low the count­down to World An­i­mal Day via www.charidy/rsp­cavic and do­nate on­line or via phone on 9224 2538 on Oc­to­ber 4.

Four times the funds: Do­nate to RSPCA Vic­to­ria on Oc­to­ber 4 and have your do­na­tion quadru­pled.

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