Monday 24 December 2012

Christmas came early...

For all the shelter animals at the RSPCA NSW Sydney Shelter!

RSPCA NSW has already launched their annual Christmas Appeal to help with the many more animals expected to arrive at our shelters over the holiday period but it's great to know that there is a wonderful appeal out there taking care of the presents!

The 'Give a Dog a Bone' and 'Keep Kitty Happy' appeal is doing amazing things by connecting businesses and generous members of the public with animals in needs. With collection points across Sydney, the appeal asks the public to donate toys, treats and food for those animals who need that extra little love over Christmas.

Education Officers, Eva and Zoe, have collected over 3 car loads of goodies for the RSPCA NSW shelter animals from just two of these collection points - Annandale Animal Hospital and Greencross Vets in Petersham.

Thank you to all those involved in the appeal and those who gave so generously! Life will be that much better for the animals who call currently call RSPCA NSW home - let's hope it's not for too much longer though!

Pressies under the RSPCA Christmas tree!

We promise the goodies go to the animals,
not Slade our Inspector :)

Friday 21 December 2012

Thank You #4...Animal Attendants!

Responsible pet owners around the world are thinking the same thing, ‘if only I could train my dog to pick up its own poo!’ But alas, we are yet to stumble upon such a dog, although consuming said faeces definitely helps but is not encouraged.
So imagine the fun RSPCA Animal Attendants have everyday when their responsibility encompasses anything from a few rabbits and guinea pigs to a few hundred cats and dogs. When RSPCA staff attend to their animals needs, attend they do! With a routine that starts with the morning feed and cleaning for over two hours, providing environmental enrichment and mental stimulation throughout the day and making that all important match between a new family and their potential animal friend, it’s a big job but someone’s gotta do it!
So our next thank you card goes to all the Animal Attendants and staff at RSPCA Shelters who ensure that all those unwanted animals enjoy the love and care they deserve until they find their furever homes!
Shelter Manager, Adam, just goes on and on
and on...

Monday 10 December 2012

Thanks Emanuel!!!

Last week, Zoe from Education was invited to attend the secondary school assembly at Emanuel School in Randwick.
Not only did Zoe have the chance to meet some of the fantastic, dilligent and articulate students, Sharon Koren (a year 12 student at Emanuel) presented Zoe with a cheque for the RSPCA for $770!
Sharon is a big advocate of animal welfare, and is the head of the Environmental Committee at school, through whom she organised a fund raiser to help the RSPCA.
On behalf of all of the animals in our shelters, thanks Sharon and thanks Emanuel!

Sharon Koren (right) presenting the cheque to Zoe from RSPCA NSW

Thursday 6 December 2012

International cans of goodness

For the third year running, International Grammar School has spent most of 2012 collecting cans of pet food for the shelter animals at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter. Delivering them just in time for the Christmas period, the students went ‘can crazy’ with a collection of 215 cans!
Why are these cans so important? Although wet food does not make up the bulk of our shelter animals’ diets with their sustenance coming mainly in the form of dry biscuits to aid dental hygiene, that mooshy goodness does have its place. For those animals who have had dental surgery, oldies with no teeth and picky eaters, canned food is a welcome and often necessary substitute!
With an anticipated influx of unwanted animals over the Christmas break, RSPCA NSW are bracing themselves for another difficult festive season. So thank you to all the students at the International Grammar School for making our shelter animals’ lives that little bit better!
Good luck to next years students, setting themselves the challenge of beating 215 cans!
See you guys next year with hopefully even MORE cans!

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Such a Sweet Show!

The number is costs RSPCA NSW just over $39 million to operate in the last financial year.

The Education Team did the maths - yes, we're not just good for animal welfare education! With the New South Wales population last recorded at 7.2 million people, if each person donated just $5.40, all the animals can sleep a little easier knowing that RSPCA NSW would be around to help them in their time of need. But alas, as hard as it is to believe, not everyone loves animals enough to donate so when we say “every dollar counts” we really mean it!

With the festive season upon us, many of those dollars may be spent on pressies for friends and family so the RSPCA NSW Education Team would like to thank two schools who have instead donated funds to their furry friends!

A round of applause to two Year 9 students from Macquarie College who ran a very successful lolly shop as part of their commerce elective. ‘The Sweetest Thing’ operated for just a single day yet it was enough to rake in a lovely $120!
Now a standing ovation for students from Leppington Public School whose Student Representative Council chose RSPCA NSW as a worthy cause for their fundraising activities. They ran a “Have-A-Go-Show” where students were invited to showcase their talents and asked contestants and the audience to donate a little money, collecting a wonderful $103.30!
If you’ve run an equally awesome fundraiser, we would love to hear all the jiucy details! Drop us a line at
Fundraising? Ooh, pick me! I'm in! I can do it!

Friday 16 November 2012

Thank You #3...Vet Nurses!

Who is Batman without Robin?
How can there be Mickey Mouse and no Minnie Mouse?
Where would Superman be without, err...Lois Lane?
Well you get the picture! Right beside every awesome hero is the sidekick that makes sure they continue to be awesome! And this is no different at the RSPCA Veterinary Hospitals where the Vet Nurses play an integral role in the many animal success stories every day, alongside Veterinarians.
While the Veterinarians sometimes get all the glory, the Vet Nurses are the ones who ensure each patient receives the best care during their entire stay in hospital, may they have fur, feathers or scales. The Vet Nurses are happy to get down and dirty, knowing that each cute and cuddly patient says a silent thank you for all the extra care and attention.
So our next 'thank you' card goes to all the RSPCA Vet Nurses who without their tireless efforts, we wouldn't see so many healthy and happy animals in the community!

Thanks Bronwyn and Skye for always being awesome!

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Clucky ladies

RPSCA NSW Education reach an audience aging from 3 years to 139 years old! Okay, so it’s RSPCA NSW itself who’s 139 years old but you get the idea, no matter who you are, the Education Team have made it their mission to educate you about all things to do with animal welfare.
And although with age comes wisdom, there is always new animal welfare knowledge to be discovered so it was a great opportunity to enlighten some lovely ladies from Gymea Aged Care Services with a visit from Education Officer, Eva.
It is quickly becoming a running joke with our talks, but yes, RSPCA NSW is always the oldest in the room and it definitely makes the ladies feel oh-so youthful!
We shared stories, both of past animal friends and current RSPCA successes and it became clear that the ladies had a role in educating their family and friends with regards to puppy factories and humane food options.
At the end of the visit, the lovely ladies made a commitment to be a part of RSPCA’s Cupcake Day Event next year – baking only with free range eggs ofcourse! Can’t wait to see you all then!
Find the RSPCA NSW's 'free range' hen!

Monday 5 November 2012

Thank You #2...Veterinarians!

Ever been faced with a dilemma and had but a few clues to solve it? Well imagine this problem faced by Veterinarians everyday when they encounter animals who are evidently ill yet cannot communicate how they’re feeling!
What a quandary! Oh, the conundrum! Such an enigma!
But never fear, Veterinarians are well prepared for such challenges, especially those at the four RSPCA NSW Veterinary Hospitals who see to private and shelter patients on a daily basis.
The spectrum of cases through the RSPCA NSW doors vary immensely, from assisting RSPCA Inspectors with animals who have been neglected and not received vet treatment to ensuring that pets are desexed to promote longevity and prevent adding to a pet over population problem.
So here it comes, we present the RSPCA NSW Vets with a ‘Thank You’ card from Rosehill Public School to say thank you for all your tireless work helping animals in need.
 You guys never cease to amaze us!
Thanks Amy for your awesomeness!

Friday 2 November 2012

Spring has sprung!

The RSPCA NSW Education Team sowed the seeds for animal welfare in the most recent graduates of the School Holiday Program and blossom they did!
With a whopping 48 participants, the Education Team were so proud to see their eager little seedlings absorb all the knowledge and experience from the day and leave as inspired sprouts.
The kids and youths often turn up assuming they’ll spend the day playing with cute puppies and kittens but the world of animal welfare goes way beyond this! Partcipants were faced with the harsh realities of caring for animals in the largest animal shelter in the Southern Hemisphere – that’s right, alot of canines and felines who needed their attention. So we...
...bathed, groomed, trained and fed our way through heaps of lucky animals
...delved into the realm of animal cruelty investigations
...scrubbed our hands until there wasn’t a germ in sight
...positively rewarded smart canines for awesome behaviour
And ensured that we made an animals life that much better – whether it was the Shelter animals, our pets at home or the unseen chickens and pigs on farms far, far away!
School Holiday Program, we shall meet again in the summer!

Way too many in here!

Ready for surgery!

Good sit!

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Good things come in small packages

This saying rings so true for one little individual by the name of Mary Alexander.
Long time blog followers may recall RSPCA NSW Education Team’s encounter with Miss Mary last year when she decided, at the ripe old age of 6, to ask for donations to RSPCA NSW instead of presents for her birthday. It was an amazing request by a young individual who just knew that animals needed her help.
Well hold onto your hats bloggers because if you thought that was astounding, Mary has outdone herself this year! She again passed up the opportunity to receive gifts of things and this time invited all of the Year 1 children from her school to a party of enormous proportions! With this came that all too familiar request of gifts in the form of a donation to RSPCA NSW and generously give they did!
Mary raised a whopping $1065!
Education Officer, Eva, couldn’t believe it last year when she heard of Marys’ amazing feat, so you can imagine that she was completely beside herself and totally impressed with Marys’ efforts this time around. Not to say it doesn’t take two wonderful parents to support Miss Mary endeavours but as Gaelene, her mother, reminds us time and time again, the idea was all Marys without a hint of parental influence!
To show Mary how her funds help RSPCA NSW assist the 45,000 animals that come through their doors, Eva along with Jodie, RSPCA Tuggerah Care Centre Manager, took Mary and her family on a tour of our newest adoption facility.
RSPCA NSW and all the animals can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for your birthday next year Mary!

Jodie, Eva and Mary with one of
the lovely canines awaiting adoption!
We heart you too!

Monday 29 October 2012

Thank You #1...Inspectors!

As RSPCA NSW Educators, we know that the smaller the groups, the more chance we have of engaging in good discussion and maintaining a high level of interaction but imagine a ratio of of 1:226,213. That's the number people in New South Wales to each RSPCA NSW Inspector, with the potential for thousands of cruelty complaints, where each one may require hours, days, weeks of investigation.
Overwhelming isn’t is? Faced with dealing with some of the most severe acts of animal cruelty, RSPCA NSW Inspectors are a resilient bunch. As the main animal law enforcement body in the State, the pressure is definitely on our small team of 32 Inspectors but with the lows come some amazing highs when they come to the aid of an animal in need. And unlike Superman with his keen awareness of damsel in distress, RSPCA NSW relies on the community to keep an eye out and make a report when they think there’s an animal in trouble.
With over 15,000 cruelty complaints made in the last year, it’s amazing to see that many of these are resolved with a conversation and some education around animal welfare and the proper care of our creatures great and small.
So we take the time to say thank you to our heroes: RSPCA NSW Inspectors, members of the community and all you responsible pet owners whose animals will never know what it means to be unwanted, neglected or abused.
Rose Hill Public ‘Thank You’ cards went out to some of our Regional Inspectors and Natalie, one of our Metropolitan Inspectors!
Keep up the awesome work Nat!

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Let the 'thanking' begin...

Rosehill Public School, you have definitely left your mark here at RSPCA NSW!

Blog followers, keep your eyes peeled over the upcoming weeks to see the students' 'Thank You' cards given out all over the organisation, thanking numerous people from various Departments for their work preventing animal cruelty!

'Thank You' number one is just around the corner...

Education Officer, Eva, is ready and raring to go!

Wednesday 17 October 2012!

Everyday the RSPCA NSW Education Team have a mission: ensure that learning is happening all over the State! So where better to stage a learning event than in a library!
During the School Holidays, Education Officer, Eva and her trusty sidekick, Rusty, took a day out of their hectic schedule to visit Strathfield Library and present their Dog Safety Program. This is quickly becoming a series of talks following a successful ‘Responsible Pet Ownership’ Program during a previous visit to the library.
Participants ranged from curious Kindy’s and hooked high schoolers to conscious caregivers and amused adults. The audience were enthralled with all the new knowledge despite many non-pet owners as the information will come in handy should they be faced with canines in public, a very likely siutation.
Following the talk, Rusty went browsing for some light reading, forgetting that he left his library card at the office!
Hmm, where's the 'RSPCA Tales?!'

Tuesday 16 October 2012

You smile, so I smile

A core message of the RSPCA NSW ‘Dog Safety’ Program involves getting participants to realise that many of the emotions we feel as humans are simlar for our animal friends, though expressed in vastly different ways.
It was great to see children at Northmead Early Education Centre being supported to come to this realisation during a recent visit by Education Officer, Eva. As part of the program, children were introduced to the world of dog body language and how an understanding of these concepts will help to keep them safe when interacting with our canine companions.
The children and staff had come to a different realisation previously: that the animals at RSPCA NSW needed their help! So the Centre held their very own Cupcake Day fundraiser prior to organising the Education visit.
Thank you to the staff and children at Northmead Early Education Centre for now being able to stay safe around dogs and helping those animals at RSPCA NSW.
If you or a group you know would like to be part of the ‘Dog Safety’ revolution, please contact the RSPCA NSW Education Team on 9782 4460 or



Supportive :)

Monday 15 October 2012

Rising to the occasion: Part 2

RSPCA NSW deal with some shocking and upsetting stuff everyday so it’s a wonderful when something brings a smile to their faces and smile they did upon receiving a special something!
Remember that amazing Year 3/4 class from Rosehill Public School? Well not only did they delve into the world of animal welfare but they took it a step further and decided to help the animals who temporarily call RSPCA home.
Two students were inspirated to do some fundraising and created their very own magazine to sell and collected all the proceeds. Along with a disco the Year 3/4 class organised, they had an excellent ‘kitty’ built up, so what did they do with it? Go on a crazy spending spree buying all sorts of treats and toys for the Shelter animals! See some pics below of our Shelter dogs absolutely LOVING their new toys!
 And the generousity didn’t stop there, do you recall those colourful things from the photo? Well each student class took the time to create a ‘thank you’ card for all the staff at RSPCA. The message inside told us of the students’ belief about animals and a thank you message for all the hardworking people at RSPCA.

So who exactly received these wonderful creations? Keep your eyes peeled as we explore RSPCA NSW from the inside and thank as many people as possible with the lovely 'thank you' cards!
Thanks Rosehill Public for making our day J

Gimme, gimme toys!
Fetch Bella!

Good sit Banjo!
Fun times ahead Jack!

Bring it back Dolly!

Tuesday 9 October 2012

The students who rose to the occasion

It started with a topic, ‘people and their beliefs’ and a Year 3/4 class at Rosehill Public were faced with the daunting task of exploring what society believed about animals . They stumbled upon local issues including the use of exotic animals in circuses and jumps races and had to decide what their personal beliefs were.
Into the picture came RSPCA NSW Education in the form of Education Officer, Eva, to give the class RSPCA’s perspective on animals and what they believe as an animal welfare organisation. The class were introduced to animal cruelty from the eyes of those who deal with it on a daily basis and began to witness the gap between how they personally would treat animals and the minimum standards set by law.
Discussion around the ‘Five Freedoms’ sparked thoughts around what animals should be afforded in life. Sure the basic stuff like food, water and shelter but howabout a chance to exhibit natural behaviours and avoiding situations which cause mental suffering? These were the quandaries for the day as the class were introduced to the world of the battery hen.
Even many adults are unaware of the issues and how they can help caged hens but one student came to the following realisation:
“So if everyone stopped buying cage eggs, the farmers with caged hens wouldn’t be able to sell their eggs and would have to change to free range?”
Spot on. The consumer has the most power when it comes to improving the layer hen welfare but it is up to them to use their powers for good and not evil.
This amazingly aware class did not stop there when it came to helping animals. Their awesomeness cannot be contained in this one blog entry so stay tuned to find out what else they did...

I wonder what they're holding there...

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Cupcakes at St George

Last week, Zoe from Education visited St George SSP in Kogarah to meet students who had participated in Cupcake Day at school to raise funds for RSPCA.
Not only did the small school raise over $140, they also created a beautiful poster with pictures of the day which is now hanging in RSPCA NSW offices and brightening up everyone's day!
Thanks St George!

Friday 21 September 2012

Can’t forget the better cookies!

RSPCA NSW Education would like to thank Snowy Mountains Cookies for helping the Team entice unsuspecting event-goers at the recent ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ Expo.
The cookie company provided samples of their fantastic free-range egg cookies and they were the perfect conversation starter about layer hen welfare and what consumers can do to help.
Snowy Mountains Cookies have already been recognised for their commitment to animal welfare as the recipients of RSPCA’s Good Egg Award.
One of our hens casting a protective eye over the
free range cookies...

Better homes, gardens and animal welfare

If we were to let you know that RSPCA NSW Education had a stall at the recent ‘Better Homes and Garden’ Expo, then we bet you would expect to find us in the ‘Garden and Pets’ section. Time to be pleasantly suprised because our attendance this time was focused on the plight of our hens and their eggs, which placed us right in amongst the hustle and bustle of the ‘Cooking’ section.
Many animal welfare supporters are unaware that a major way RSPCA helps animals is by getting the public thinking about animals across society and beyond just our pets. How do we do this? Campaigns!
One that everyone and anyone can have a massively positive impact on is with the outcome our layer hens.
When consumers purchase cage eggs, they are inadvertently saying that it’s okay for hens to live in a cage with an area less than an A4 piece of paper, be unable to exhibit natural behaviours such as nesting, dust bathing or even stretch their wings.
When consumers purchase barn-laid, free range or cage-free eggs, they are affording hens an opportunity to roam around, do all the things that hens love to do and socialise!
To become an informed consumer, click here for the full story.
Argh, it's a giant chook!

The Education Team let their Manager, Mark Jeffrey, out
of his cage/office for the day - keep up the educating Mark!

Thursday 20 September 2012

Fancy seeing you again!

It’s lovely to visit groups on an annual basis to get that extra chance to deliver our Education Programs to an ever-maturing audience.
The spotlight this time is on Narwee Preschool Kindergarten, who invite the Education Team each year and put a lot of effort into their fundraising efforts with an awesome donation each time!
Education Officer, Eva, has a particularly soft spot for this Centre as she has had witnessed the growth of the participants as well as experienced the continued support of the staff in ensuring that the children fully understand the RSPCA ‘Dog Safety’ Program.
As the Program requires a minimum age of 3 years, for those who may have been too young they get a chance to be part of the program the following year and those who have been a part of the Program get a chance to further develop their understanding of knowledge that even many adults are unaware of.
Thanks Sylvia for helping all the children at the Centre become ‘Dog Safety’ experts and we look forward to visiting again next year!
We're forever etched into their minds :)

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Cookie in Crookwell!

It’s not everyday that an audience is wowed by the RSPCA Tales picture books but with a small group and plenty of time during a visit to Binda Public School, Education Officers, Zoe and Eva, happily read through some of the amazing tales based on true stories.
What started off as a simple story about Cookie the Horse who was sadly abandoned, a situtation not uncommon to RSPCA Inspectors, quickly turned into a fantastic surprise! The neighbouring town of Crookwell featured as one of the places in the story – what a coincident!
Eva just couldn’t believe her eyes so she just had to let you bloggers know – the tales really ARE based on true stories.
We wonder where Cookie is now...
Photo opp!

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Been in Binda before?

Well Education Officers Zoe and Eva can now answer in the affirmative as of a fortnight ago.
Although the RSPCA NSW Education Team predominantly service the Sydney Metropolitan area, it is common to see the Team spread far and wide, educating all across the State. The last week of August saw a journey of 100s of kilometres outside of what Eva deemed her comfort zone and into the familiar farming communities for Zoe.
Their travels started in Nowra with a bit of dog safety and a lot of career info, first at a local school then the annual South Coast Indigenous Employment Expo.Questions were asked about working with animals and Zoe and Eva were proud to recount their path to working for RSPCA NSW.
Where to next? Cosied up safely in the pretty Education Van, the pair made their way past Crookwell, to Binda Public School, where practically the whole school had entered the recent Van Designing Competition. The students spent a windy few moments playing “where’s my photo?” around the van then headed into the classroom to chat about all things RSPCA with students from Binda, Bigga and Laggan Public Schools all mixing together. The conversation was definitely interesting with a move away from the typical household cat and dog to livestock including a thousand head of sheep and cattle! But the principles of animal welfare stay the same – afford all creatures great and small the five freedoms.
Thanks to the brilliant Binda students for making our van look amazing and swapping some awesome animal stories!
Binda, oh yeah!

The Education Van enjoying some company :)

Friday 14 September 2012

Who said sugar and fitness doesn’t mix?

As you avid blog followers can tell, Cupcake Day is more like Cupcake Month as we invite groups to hold their sugary sweet fundraiser on any date in August. And don’t think we’ve just seen schools, preschools, university and corporate groups involved but everyone in between!
Wrapping up the month of cupcakeness, CYL Dragonboat Club rewarded themselves following their weekly training session with some aptly branded cupcakes to fundraise for RSPCA NSW. From one non-profit organisation to another, it’s great to see so many individuals from different walks of life passionate about one thing – improving animal welfare!
Thanks to Jen and Rita for ensuring all cupcakes were baked using free range eggs – an aspect of Cupcake Day which is just as important as the funds raised.

CYL..."cupcakes you love?"

Thursday 13 September 2012

Why oh why...asks Whalan

 Nothing makes the RSPCA NSW Education Team happier than when we’re faced with the big animal welfare questions and students from Whalan Public School were definitely up on theirs!
Education Officer, Eva, was invited to the School as part of Stage 3’s unit on Global Communities, where each class set out to investigate a global issue. Bonus points to one class for making the brave decision to delve deeper into the world of animal cruelty. It quickly became apparent that this particular class had done their research with small groups within the class focusing on a specific topic such as animal for entertainment or domestic animals. Thanks to their teacher, Lisa, for inspiring the next generation of animal cruelty investigators having previously discussed intensive farming systems with the students, a topic many adults have little or no knowledge of.
More bonus points to Mathew Constable for facilitating what can only be deemed as the perfect Cupcake Day fundraiser where careful consideration was given to every step of the process. Baking with cage free eggs and organic flour to produce ‘blank canvas’ cupcakes for students to decorate which were then sold to eager students who were part of a thought-provoking RSPCA NSW Education talk!
Our biggest thanks to each and every class we met at Whalan Public School for going on a journey into what RSPCA does and contemplating the same animal welfare issues that we do on a daily basis.


Wednesday 12 September 2012

Oh so sweet learning in a pot!

It wasn’t grizzly bears who were attracted to this honey pot, but Education Officer, Eva, who was drawn to Honeypot Preschool in Cranebrook.
Things couldn’t get any sweeter as Eva had the assistance of wonderfully supportive staff. Especially when it comes to early childhood kids, the presence of a nurturing environment where discussion is encouraged ensures that new knowledge will stick. Sure it’s great when RSPCA NSW Education swoops in with their ‘Responsible Pet Ownership’ Program, props prepared, Rusty raring to go but without further opportunities for the children to utilise their knowledge, who knows what might disappear over time...
If you think you’ve got just the right environment for one of our RSPCA NSW Education Programs, then you know the drill – get in contact with us! Call us on 9782 4460 or email us at
"Hmm, what did Eva say about toys again?!"

Tuesday 11 September 2012

RSPCA NSW’s Baker of the Year goes to...

Gillian Bushby!
Okay, so it’s not an official award but we’re sure RSPCA NSW cannot deny that Gill continues to outshine all others each year with her amazing cupcake masterpieces!
Gill is one of our 32 RSPCA Inspectors and it looks like when she’s not on the road rescuing and assisting animals in need, she’s busily baking and making cupcakes that are so awesome that we dare not eat them but merely admire from afar!
The talented Inspector is a great example of how there is more than one way of helping animals! During the day she responds to concerns from the local community regarding incidents of animal cruelty and turns hero when rescuing animals stuck in sticky situations. Yet at night she is purchasing cage free eggs and baking into the late night hours to produce wonderful cupcakes to help fundraise some of the $39,000,000 needed by the RSPCA NSW each year.
Think you’ve got some cupcake creations to rival Gill’s? Bring it on!
We’d love to see how everyone went during our most recent Cupcake Day Fundraiser, so drop us a line at:
Sugar bones!


Naughty fondant puppy!

Gill. You. Are. Awesome.

Monday 10 September 2012

Before and after Cupcake Day

Leading up to any Cupcake Day Fundraiser is countless hours of preparation, planning and publicity but luckily for Rusty, the RSPCA NSW Education Team mascot, he gets to skip that part and go straight to the taste testing!
You’d think after a week of visits and ‘taste tests’ he’d finally have enough but don’t underestimate the appetite of a toy dog! Next in Rustys’ educating and eating journey came Pennant Hills Before and After School Care, with a tower of cupcakes and close to 100 kids to educate.
Split into two groups, Education Officer, Eva, made sure Rusty did he’s share of educating before indulging in his cupcake cravings with a ‘Dog Safety’ talk with the younger kids, followed by a ‘Responsible Pet Ownership’ talk with the older kids.
Thanks to Danielle, the staff, kids and parents for pitching in and holding a super-successful Cupcake Day Fundraiser! Rusty’s still dreaming of just one more cupcake...
Lucky last one Rusty!
...or is it?

Friday 7 September 2012

Open the till for Beaumont Hill!

What a great way to involve the whole community, with Beaumont Hills Long Day Preschool actively engaging local businesses, the local paper, local families and ofcourse RSPCA NSW Education in their first ever Cupcake Day Fundraiser!
From the start to finish of the cupcake creating process, Beaumont Hills had the help and support of the local community.
To purchase their ingredients, they requested and successfully gained a donation from their local supermarket.
To bake and make the cupcakes, the staff got their hands nice and floury.
To decorate the cupcakes, the children aproned up and manned the decorating station.
To buy the cupcakes, parents happily paid above and beyond the market value for their child’s lovely creation.
To publicise the event, the local paper was invited to take some happy snaps.
To educate on all things animal welfare, RSPCA NSW Education Officer, Eva, discussed the importance of responsible pet ownership with Rusty by her side.
Thanks to Albina, Sam and all the staff, kids and parents at Beaumont Hills Long Day Preschool for an awesome effort and we hope you guys can outdo yourselves next time!
Creation Station!

Mmm...sugary goodness!

Thanks Sam and Albina for a wonderful
Cupcake Day Event!