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Paws-itively purr-fect Christmas presents

Paws-itively purr-fect Christmas presents ​Santa ‘Claws’ has come early for the animals at the RSPCA’s Yagoona Shelter, with the City of Canterbury Bankstown lending a helping paw to homeless animals. No  

Santa ‘Claws’ has come early for the animals at the RSPCA’s Yagoona Shelter, with the City of Canterbury Bankstown lending a helping paw to homeless animals.

Forty children, aged between five and 12, from Council’s Clemton Park Outside School Hours Care made more than 90 toys and donated them to the RSPCA’s Christmas Toy Drive, which will be given to the animals at the Yagoona Shelter.

Mayor Khal Asfour said the children have produced some great toys.

"These children have shown they not only have big hearts but are also very creative," Mayor Asfour said.

Council’s Outside School Hours Care Services Coordinator, Maria Stavroulakis, said the children were beyond excited to be part of the Christmas Toy Drive.

"Many of the kids have their own furry friends at home, so they put a lot of effort and love into making these toys," Ms Stavroulakis said.

"The RSPCA staff told them how much their toys would mean to these animals and they’ve been beaming ever since."

RSPCA NSW Executive Manager of Animal Care Services, Brendon Neilly, said while the ultimate Christmas gift would be for all the animals to find their forever home, the toys donated by Clemton Park Outside School Hours Care will make the festive season even brighter.

"Each year, more than 33,500 animals are assisted by RSPCA NSW," Mr Neilly said.

"Toys and treats provide the mental stimulation that animals need to stay healthy, while they wait to be adopted.

"They also comfort those that might be scared or anxious during their stay in a foreign environment."

For more information about the RSPCA’s Christmas Toy Drive, or to find your own four-legged friend, visit rspcansw.org.au


 8/03/2018 10:09 AM