How to quadruple your donation to the Kingaroy RSPCA
IF YOU donate $25 to the Kingaroy RSPCA this Thursday, the centre will actually receive $100 in funding.
For only 24 hours on Thursday, October 3, RSPCA care centres across Australia will unite to create an opportunity for animal lovers to have a large-scale impact on the 123,000-plus animals RSPCA cares for yearly.
First launched in Victoria last year, the Give to Get Them Home campaign drew unprecedented public support, raising $618,000 dollars in 24 hours.
Now launching across Australia on Thursday, every dollar donated will be quadrupled.
RSPCA Qld spokesman Michael Beatty said this was an incredible opportunity.
"We're incredibly grateful to some of our most generous donors who have agreed to step up and quadruple every dollar donated,” he said.
"This is an incredible opportunity for Queenslanders to have a real impact on the animals we care for - whether that's domestic animals or native wildlife.”
Staff and volunteers throughout Queensland will be gathering in RSPCA centres to call and solicit donations.
"Obviously we're hoping to match Victoria's incredible success, that's our Queensland competitive spirit. Everyone is excited,” Mr Beatty said.
Last year, RSPCA Qld fielded more than 19,000 reports of animal cruelty and neglect, and more than 26,000 native animals, birds and reptiles passed though the Wildlife Hospital in Brisbane.
"The sheer volume of animals needing help can feel overwhelming,” Mr Beatty said.
"However Give to Get Them Home empowers the public to make a significant, and I mean really significant, impact.”
RSPCAs across the country rely on community donations for more than 90 per cent of their funding.
On average it costs the RSPCA about $1000 to rescue, care for and find an animal a home.
Money raised will go directly to helping homeless, neglected and abused animals in the community, and support RSPCA's animal welfare advocacy and education work.
"If you've ever thought about donating to RSPCA, now is the time to do it,” Mr Beatty said.