Youngsters raise cash for animals
FIVE Central Highlands children ditched their holiday boredom to raise funds for CQ Pet Rescue.
Annecia, 12, Taylah, 10, Latrisee, 8, Aydan, 8, and Lincoln, 7, set up a stall outside their home selling snacks and drinks to those passing by for two weeks and raised a whopping $211.20.
CQ Pet Rescue founder Sally Hutley said she was grateful for the donation from the kids.
"The family actually contacted me over the holidays and they had found an abandoned cat and needed help to find a home for it," Sally said.
"We found a home for it, but the kids were so heartbroken as to why someone would ever do that, so the three kids and two of their friends got together and had a drinks stall.
"They came here the other day and handed us an envelope with $211 and they bought some dog food and dog beds."
The generous donation was much needed for the CQ Pet Rescue team, which has recently opened a home office on Opal St, Emerald.
"At the moment it will only really be for foster carers or by appointment with the public, until we sort everything out," Sally said.
"People can come in and have a chat and fill out all their forms here."
To donate, adopt or foster visit CQ Pet Rescue on Facebook.