For 24 hours, Australians can help find loving homes for as many vulnerable, homeless animals as possible during RSPCA’s Give to Get Them Home appeal on Thursday, 3 October.
RSPCA across the country will unite for the one-day event, creating an incredible opportunity for animal lovers to have a large-scale impact on the 123,000 plus animals the shelters care for each year.
First launched in Victoria last year, Give to Get Them Home drew unprecedented public support, raising $618,000 dollars in 24 hours. RSPCA Victoria CEO Dr. Liz Walker said Give to Get Them Home was one of the most important days on their calendar because it inspires urgency to act and unites animal lovers with a common goal.
"Last year RSPCA received over 71,346 reports of animal cruelty around Australia. The sheer volume of animals needing help can feel overwhelming, however Give to Get Them Home empowers the public to make a significant impact on the lives of vulnerable animals,” said Dr. Walker.
“RSPCA across the country relies on community donations for at least 90% of funding to help it care for many of the most vulnerable animals in Australia. If you’ve ever thought about donating to RSPCA – now’s the time to do it.”
On average it costs the RSPCA $1,000 to rescue, care for and find an animal a home. Money raised will go directly to help homeless, neglected and abused animals in the community, and support RSPCA’s animal welfare advocacy and education work.
Give to Get Them Home will be held on the eve of World Animal Day on Thursday, 3 October. Participants can donate via www.charidy/rspcavic or online or via telephone (9224 2538).