RSPCA to benefit from collection by Dubbo college students

Dubbo College South Campus principal Suzie Foran and Year 7 adviser Wendy McLachlan with students Rose Purcell, Jessica Hall, Gemma Mills, Jarred Gundry and Elinor Wonderley and the collected pet care goods.
Dubbo College South Campus principal Suzie Foran and Year 7 adviser Wendy McLachlan with students Rose Purcell, Jessica Hall, Gemma Mills, Jarred Gundry and Elinor Wonderley and the collected pet care goods.

Year seven students at Dubbo College, led by an enthusiastic band of advocates, have collected a range of pet care goods for the local RSPCA.

Under the watchful eye of teacher and year seven adviser Wendy McLachlan, the year seven cohort at South Campus have been working hard to help out animals in care by collecting dog and cat food, feed bowls, toys, old blankets and towels for the past month.

The pet enthusiasts, including Jarred Gundry, Steven Heycox, Rose Purcell, Jessica Hall, Gemma Mills, Elinor Wonderley and Sam Reid asked South Campus students to help with the collection after a visit by an officer from Dubbo Regional Council.

“An officer came to our year seven assembly and talked about working with the RSPCA to cater for lost and abandoned animals,” Ms McLachlan said.

“The year seven students really wanted to do something to help out so they came up with the idea of collecting pet care goods and donating them to the RSPCA.

“They labelled a clean garbage bin and they have been busily collecting items ever since.

“There is a great range of items and I’m sure the bedding will come in handy this winter.”

Ms McLachlan said the collection would be presented to the RSPCA at the start of term three.