Branch reaches goal of raising $10,000 for Friends of RSPCA
TAX has never looked this cute.
H and R Block Tax Consultant clients may recognise this fluffy pup strolling through the office.
Her name is Rosie and she's accountant Vinny Sanders's crossbred silky-chihuahua-pomeranian.
Mr Sanders' love for dogs has gained more than just a smile on the faces of the consultancy's clients.
It has also earned $10,000 for the Gladstone Friends of RSPCA.
It felt really good because it's a lot of money, and a lot of numbers to write.
"The work they do is very valuable, I've always had dogs and (my family and I) have always been animal lovers," he said.
The money was raised from clients donating a small amount from their tax refunds and also from staff using a coffee machine in the H and R Block Tax Consultant office.
"We donated the money directly to the Gladstone Friends of RSPCA because they are a not-for-profit charity that doesn't get much funding," Mr Sanders said.
"It felt really good because it's a lot of money, and a lot of numbers to write."
Mr Sanders adopted his pup from the Friends of RSPCA a few weeks ago.
He commended the charity's work and said everyone should support the RSPCA.
"With people coming and going a lot, people come and adopt a dog and they leave town and abandon the dog," he said.
Rosie is a lucky pooch, spending her days in the company of her owner and staff and clients at H and R Block.
"The kids love her - she goes out and lets them pat her," Mr Sanders said. "I'll walk out and she will be sitting at the base of one of the chairs and someone will be giving her a scratch behind the ears."
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Donation couldn't of come at better time: President
DONATIONS of $10,000 are not the norm for Friends of the RSPCA Gladstone, so H and R Block's huge contribution was a grand scratch behind the ears for the not-for-profit charity.
Friends of the RSPCA Gladstone president Judy Whicker said the donation couldn't have come at a better time.
"We will be located at the new adoption centre provided by the council by January, so we have to build and fit pens into the new centre," Mrs Whicker said.
H and R Block accountant Vinny Sanders informed the charity in June he would raise $10,000 by October.
Mrs Whicker admitted she thought this was an ambitious goal.
"We don't often get big donations like this," she said. "So this is certainly a win."
The not-for-profit charity holds cat and dog adoption days every few weeks, to control the increasing number of animals in need of a loving home.
The next dog adoption day will be held this Sunday at the PCYC, 9am-noon.
Mrs Whicker said the RSPCA had about 50 dogs, ranging from pups to teenage dogs.