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Have your cupcake and fight animal cruelty

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

The team at the Yarrawonga Veterinary Clinic is encouraging animal lovers to drop into their clinic for their tastiest ever annual fundraiser, Cupcake Day.

The team will once again join RSPCA Victoria in the fight against animal cruelty by hosting their own event, even indulging in a treat-filled week from Monday, August 19 until Friday, August 23.

Cupcake Day is officially celebrated on Monday, August 19 and RSPCA Victoria hoped to raise $265,000 by the end of August to help care for the 20,000 animals that enter its shelters every year. 

Yarrawonga Veterinary Clinic nurse Dionne Willett said it’s an ideal way to assist such a great organisation.

“RSPCA is a not-for-profit organisation that do a fantastic job taking in thousands of vulnerable animals each year,” Dionne said.  

“Every bit of fundraising helps this worthy organisation, so come in and buy one of our yummy cupcakes for morning or afternoon tea and know that you are helping an animal in need.”     

RSPCA Victoria CEO, Dr Liz Walker, said Cupcake Day is a much-anticipated annual event that brings people together to celebrate and support the RSPCA’s work protecting and caring for animals. 

“Whether you’re an amateur baker or a self-professed master-chef, Cupcake Day is a time to share good food knowing that every bite will make a difference to the lives of our most vulnerable animals,” Dr Walker said.  

“95% of our work is funded by the community. Cupcake Day proceeds are vital for helping us care for our shelter animals, investigate reports of cruelty and fund community education and outreach programs to improve animal welfare.”

How RSPCA Cupcake Day donations can make a difference: 

• $25 can provide a homeless kitten with a warm bed, litter tray and a meal.

• $55 can cover one week of antibiotics for a sick animal in need.

• $150 can desex a dog or cat to get them ready to find their forever home.

• $350 can help keep an RSPCA Inspector on the road fighting animal cruelty.