Even if you’re unable to take an animal in need into your home, RSPCA South Australia is giving you the chance to take one into your heart this Christmas with the official launch of its Guardian Angel campaign.
Over the festive season, staff at the Society’s Lonsdale animal shelter will stay busy caring for hundreds of animals. Among them will be animals available to adopt. Becoming a Guardian Angel is a practical way to contribute to the care of one of these animals until the right family comes along.
“Towards the end of every year we always have some animals at our shelter still waiting for someone to take them home,” RSPCA South Australia Fundraising Manager Elizabeth Somers said.
“Our Guardian Angel appeal gives animal lovers the chance to contribute in a practical way to the care of these animals up until the time they find their forever homes, which hopefully will be early in the new year.
“When you become a Guardian Angel for a particular animal, you can follow that animal’s progress, knowing you’re contributing to the care that’s giving it a second chance in life.”
Sustainability ranks high for many people in their decisions as consumers, and Guardian Angel also provides the perfect gift choice for environmentally friendly animal lovers who don’t want more things, but do want to make a difference.
“If you know someone who loves animals as much as you, you can make a donation on their behalf and send them an e-card to let them know their kindness is directly contributing to the life of an animal in need,” Ms Somers said.
Animals who could be looking for Guardian Angels to watch over them this Christmas include dogs Cricket and Tonka, cat Oreo and rabbit Cowboy, who is training for World Cup Soccer.
For more information, visit www.rspcaguardianangel.com.au.