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Helping out the fluffy puppies a political priority that never goes out of fashion.

By johnboy - 8 December 2008 8

Jon Stanhope has taken some joy in announcing that as soon as he’s done offering condolences to the city Mumbai tomorrow (No, I’m really not making this up) he’s going to be pushing through a helping hand to the RSPCA.

    “”The RSPCA ACT is facing financial stress driven by a combination of growing demand as families experiencing financial hardship surrender their pets, a dramatic increase in welfare cases, where the organisation helps pets remain with families who are experiencing financial difficulties, wage pressures, inflation, stock market impacts on bequests, and a decline in donations from the community,” MrStanhope said.

    “The ACT Government is determined to ensure that the RSPCA ACT is not forced to either sack staff or cut back on its important services to the Canberra community.

    “The $100,000 rescue package – a promise Labor took to the election – will deliver some immediate financial help to this local organisation, which does so much to help others,” Mr Stanhope said.”

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8 Responses to
Helping out the fluffy puppies a political priority that never goes out of fashion.
Thumper 8:50 am 09 Dec 08

And so will my fat catties and fat dog, as they are all RSPCA refugees.

Thumper 8:50 am 09 Dec 08

I’ll support that…

ant 8:48 am 09 Dec 08

hetzjagd1 said :

We should tell Chic Henry to get lost and use the money saved to spruce the RSPCA up

I’d sure support that, all the way. It’s no contest.

hetzjagd1 2:48 am 09 Dec 08

We should tell Chic Henry to get lost and use the money saved to spruce the RSPCA up

Feathergirl 12:40 pm 08 Dec 08

The money will help the kitties too. I have the most beautiful cat from the RSPCA, she is now over 12 years old and still hanging in there. She is a great mouser and good company. I feel for people who have to give up their loved pets, my kitty is on tablets, and a special diet, for her bung kidneys so she is bit of an expensive furry family member. It would be sad for people not to have the circumstances to support their cats and dogs when they need extra care, so bless the RSPCA for helping families to keep their critters at home during hard times.

ant 12:18 pm 08 Dec 08

Families who get rid of their pet/s like this really astonish me. Do they get new pets when they get more money?

I’m certainly happy to hear of any extra help for the RSPCA, they are essential.

Primal 12:04 pm 08 Dec 08

Good to see the promise kept.

Thumper 10:35 am 08 Dec 08

Good to see. It’s about time that governments of all persuasions started helping agencies as such.

An worthy election promise and cause that appears will be honoured.

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