Two large bags of dog leads, collars, bedding, toys and treats – and one large kennel – are making their way to the RSPCA, thanks to Yass Valley residents’ support of a vet’s appeal.
Throughout December, the Yass and Murrumbateman clinics of Yass Valley Veterinary asked for donations to the animal welfare group of “anything the RSPCA would need” for dogs. Receptionist Bec Murray said they were “absolutely stoked” with the generous response from the community, as gifted goods piled up under each clinic’s Christmas trees.
“So many dogs are being handed in to shelters and it just breaks my heart,” Ms Murray said, adding the donations would help keep the dogs comfortable and entertained.
“People like having a cute puppy to start off with,” but don’t always realise the work that goes into rearing one, she said. “And there are these gorgeous older dogs being handed in. It would be great for them to go into a loving home at their later age, to be loved in their twilight years … Choosing an animal from the RSPCA can be one of the best decisions [you make].”
The RSPCA collected the donations on Wednesday.