RSPCA volunteers Sandy Hocking, Ethel Sullivan, Pat Fisher, Lorraine Burnes and Jean Perry.
RSPCA volunteers Sandy Hocking, Ethel Sullivan, Pat Fisher, Lorraine Burnes and Jean Perry. Felicia Kosegi

RSPCA risks closing without help

THE RSPCA opportunity shop in Tweed Heads is at risk of closing unless they find new volunteers.

The Boyd Street store is indesperate need of residents who can give up a morning, an afternoon ora day a week to help out in thestore.

RSPCA Tweed Shire honorary administrator Lesley Haggart the shop may have to shut down for a day or half a day a week.

“It’s a very real possibility, and if we had to do that we wouldn’t be able to raise funds for the RSPCA,” Ms Haggart said.

“The RSPCA wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for volunteers.

“We need people to help us out collecting donations, pricing them and selling them.”

Money made from the shop goes towards funding the RSPCA’s veterinary bills.

“We get a lot of sick and injured animals found and brought in, so the opportunity shop is an essential part of things,” Ms Haggart said.

“It’s a great environment to volunteer in; you make a lot of friends and meet some great people, even if you’re there for a few hours each day,” Ms Haggart said.

“Animal welfare is a great cause to help out for.”

Anyone interested in volunteering with the RSPCA can call the shop on (07) 5536 5135.



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