Bake a Change in the fight against animal cruelty

RSPCA is calling on animal lovers across the Central Coast to “bake a change” in the fight against animal cruelty for this year’s annual Cupcake Day on October 26.

Last year, 8,142 people signed up to host a Cupcake Day in their homes, schools and workplaces to raise much-needed funds for animals in need.

The annual fundraiser is normally held in August but has been moved to a new spring-time date due to ongoing community health and safety concerns.

“This year has been incredibly challenging for everyone.

“Here at RSPCA NSW, we remain committed to our mission of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals who have nowhere else to turn,” said RSPCA NSW Fundraising Senior Manager, Phoebe Brasher.

“Cupcake Day is so important in ensuring we can continue this vital work because we can only continue this with the help of the community.

“We want everyone to be as safe as possible and we hope this new date gives everyone a little extra time to perfect their baking skills,” Brasher said.

RSPCA NSW receives less than 2 per cent of their funding from the state government each year.

Funds raised through Cupcake Day will help keep shelters open and inspectors on the road investigating animal cruelty complaints.

Donations will also help fund prosecutions against cruelty offenders and important programs that support the most vulnerable members of our communities and their pets.

Anyone interested in hosting a Cupcake Day fundraiser can visit the RSPCA’s website for more information.

Press release, May 26