Zoe Black and Cassie Walker from RSPCA recently visited our Toowoomba office to accept a $2,500 cheque from the Power Tynan Charitable Trust. They also brought along an extra special visitor – Nixie, a cute four-month-old puppy that most families would love. Sadly, she is one of about 1,500 animals for which the RSPCA in Toowoomba needs to find new homes every year.

"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."

Our Trust donated the funds to the RSPCA's Second Chance program to provide shelters at the society's Toowoomba facilities.

"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."

The staff of Power Tynan vote to select the charities the Trust will support, and there was an overwhelming response to RSPCA this quarter. Everyone was delighted that Nixie came along for the presentation – she melted the hearts of many staff members (especially the boys!)

The Power Tynan Charitable Trust has donated more than $100,000 to regional charities over the past four years. The Trust is open to the firm's staff, clients and all members of the public to provide funds. To donate, simply go to the Community section of this website.