Growing up, my family has always rescued dogs. We’ve rescued 6 year old brother and sister poodles called Candy and Thaixon (his name was Tyson but the dog was so scared of life that the name just didn’t seem to fit, so we altered the spelling of it) and 3 year old tibetan spaniel Bella.
Recently I supported my friend Nikki Phillips‘s idea to raise awareness for the RSPCA in Yagoona, NSW. They shelter so many different animals, who are there for all different reasons. Thousands of animals that have been abandoned, surrendered and abused are walked, washed, fed and looked after here. It’s because of this fantastic cause that we’re urging people to look deep into their pockets and support such a worthy cause. Become a Guardian Angel for RSPCA and see how your money is helping the thousands of animals that really need it over these next few months.
During the day, we (Nikki, Erin McNaught, April Rose Pengilly, Renee Bargh, Airlie Walsh, Laura Csortan, Erika Heynatz, Lizzy Lovette, Bondi Rescue lifeguards Dean and Andrew and Jonothan Moran) faced the reality that these animals were in. But to make their day special, we provided them with treats, toys, love, walks, pats and even a few photos!
I got my photo taken with little Jimmy, a 6 week old Shi Tzu puppy. Needless to say, I’ve put my hand up to adopt a pooch as soon as possible. There are so many there, that no matter what kind of pet you’re after, you’re sure to find one at the RSPCA. I urge people to NOT purchase puppies from pet stores, as they’re bred illegally in puppy farms under horrendous conditions. Save a life, give these animals the voice that they don’t have.