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Pause for animal shelter cause

By Fallon Hudson, Mackay Daily Mercury

1605 days ago   Article ID# 212200
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AUSTRALIA (Mackay Daily Mercury) - A 20-YEAR-OLD cat had its first photo taken yesterday at the RSPCA Santa Paws event – and it was a natural in front of the lens.

It was one of many pets that posed for the camera at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens yesterday.

Residents brought along their beloved pets for the photo shoot between 9am and noon and many pet lovers took the opportunity to make a unique gift for someone special this Christmas.

RSPCA Mackay volunteer Alison Fraser said it was a great event and that this year’s venue was more relaxed and was enjoyed by all.

She said there was no stress as many families and their four legged friends sat under the trees and enjoyed each others company.

“Santa has five-week-old King Charles puppies as well as three great Danes.”

She said this year there weren’t many quirky or unusual pets but there were a few cute little guinea pigs to catch the eye.

“There were lots of families here today and so many mums and dads and grandparents.

“It was a fabulous, lovely atmosphere – people bought a picnic and shared it with their animals.”

Pet lovers became creative with photos by using them to create cards and other items to be used as Christmas gifts.

The money raised from the Santa Paws shoot and the calendar will go towards funding a new animal refuge for Mackay.

Ms Fraser said Santa Paws was a nation-wide event and that this year marked the 10th anniversary of the celebration in Mackay.

“We had people who have been coming to Santa Paws for the last 10 years and we have seen their puppies grow old and grey – it is wonderful we have people who support us every year.”

Ms Fraser said the botanic gardens was a much better venue for the event compared to previous years in the CBD.

“It was much better with all the open space at the gardens.”

She said she wanted to thank professional photographer Leigh Thomas who was also celebrating 10 years involvement.

“Leigh always gets the right shot,” she said.

With summer fast approaching it was important that pets were protected from the sun’s rays and were not left in vehicles.

Every year the RSPCA warned about the dangers of heat stress and every year there were fatalities.

Ms Fraser said shade and water were vital to making sure pets were happy and healthy in summer.

And never leave your dog in the car in the heat of summer. Temperatures inside cars could reach well over 50 degrees in less than 10 minutes and dogs had been known to die in less than six.

Ms Fraser said they were still in the process of tallying up how much was raised.

“The money will go towards the shelter but our first priority is always helping animals in need of welfare,” she said.

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