Monday, June 1, 2015
Nixie is a cute four-month-old puppy that most families would love. Sadly, she is one of about 1,500 animals that the RSPCA in Toowoomba needs to find new homes for every year.
A female bull arab cross, Nixie melted the hearts of staff at Power Tynan last week when she and the RSPCA's Business Partnerships Manager, Zoe Black, arrived to accept a $2,500 cheque from the Power Tynan Charitable Trust.
The Trust has donated more than $100,000 to regional charities over the past four years.
"We are delighted and surprised by this generous donation," said Zoe Black. "It will go a long way to supporting our Toowoomba shelter. It is so sad that we continue to have to find new homes for unwanted or abandoned pets."
The Trust donated the funds to the RSPCA's Second Chance program to provide shelters at the society's Toowoomba shelter.
"The donation will provide both a cat and dog enclosure," said Zoe Black. "We will display the Power Tynan name on the shelters and the team will receive regular updates about the animals staying in those enclosures.
"The shelter has to find new homes for 1,500 animals every year and it is an expensive operation, costing us more than $300,000 a year.
"Hopefully Nixie will not need to stay with us for long and she can find a wonderful new home. Anyone looking for a new pet should visit our 'Adoptapet' web site."
Kymberlee Naumann, superannuation manager at Power Tynan, said staff at the firm vote to select the charities the Trust will support.
"We had an overwhelming vote for the RSPCA's Second Chance program," she said. "And we are delighted that Nixie agreed to join us for the presentation!"
The Power Tynan Charitable Trust is open to the firm's staff, clients and all members of the public to provide funds. To donate, simply click HERE.