Miss Julie holding Mandy, Miss Jordan and Friends of the RSPCA's Sue Ellen with Sam. (Front from left) Amelia Winter, 2, Braylen Winter, 4, with pup Emma, Judith Beach, 3 and Phoenix Dagott, 3.
Miss Julie holding Mandy, Miss Jordan and Friends of the RSPCA's Sue Ellen with Sam. (Front from left) Amelia Winter, 2, Braylen Winter, 4, with pup Emma, Judith Beach, 3 and Phoenix Dagott, 3. Laura McKee

Port City Kids learn about giving by helping animals

PORT City Kids have learnt about the gift of giving this Christmas, donating plenty of toys, food and litter to the RSPCA.

The Starfish classroom were taught by their teachers about looking after cats and dogs properly, and remembering our furry friends at Christmas.

The project started when Julie Petersen adopted a cat from a local carer.

"I couldn't believe how many cats there were. They were inundated with animals and there weren't extra supplies," she said.

"It got me thinking what we could do for the community."

The children, aged three and four, responded well to the task of bringing in pet products.

"They have taken it all on board," Miss Petersen said. "They are really proud.

"The baskets are chockablock full of good quality stuff."

About 25 cans and five bags of food, 5kg of litter and packets of Schmackos were donated by the 24 children in the class.

There are currently 24 pets up for adoption.

Three RSPCA dogs up for adoption were brought into the childcare centre when the donations were handed over, much to the delight of the children.

Braylen Winter, 4, loves dogs. His family has fostered two dogs in the past.

"I like puppies because they are cute and playful," he said.



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