Bolt quickly warmed to all of the attention.
Bolt quickly warmed to all of the attention.

Bolt the puppy rewards kids for RSPCA fundraising

THE children of Riverstone Rise Early Learning Journey were rewarded for two weeks of hard fundraising yesterday with a visit from six-month-old puppy Bolt.

The centre raised money for the RSPCA Cupcake Day, accumulating $665 and enough pet food to feed the animals on Noah's Ark for a few days.

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Friends of the RSPCA Gladstone's Sarah Warry said the money would do towards vet bills.

"Vet care is a big cost because a lot of the animals come to us with big health problems," she said.

"Most of them aren't desexed either."

A FRIEND INDEED: Alan Buchanan, Jordan Tchoudam, Wyatt James and Toby Gemmell play with Bolt.
A FRIEND INDEED: Alan Buchanan, Jordan Tchoudam, Wyatt James and Toby Gemmell play with Bolt. Campbell Gellie

Bolt seemed a little nervous about meeting the children, but the rescued dog quickly warmed to all of the attention.

He was one of six puppies handed to the Friends of the RSPCA Gladstone and was the last one to find a home.

The Riverstone Rise Early Learning Journey had chosen the Friends of the RSPCA Gladstone to be their community organisation to donate to.

The centre has been running for almost a year, can look after 105 children a day and has become an important part of the community.

Max Hartson going for a soft pat.
Max Hartson going for a soft pat.

"We do a lot of community events and fundraising, from Jeans for Genes Day to Pyjama Day for foster families,"  director Amanda Thornton said.

The Friends of the RSPCA Gladstone also raised $1700 at the Kmart markets on Sunday.



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