Gunnedah RSPCA will be able to continue rescuing and rehoming animals in 2019, thanks to Christmas fundraising.
Linda and Carol Owers’ Christmas extravaganza in High Street raised almost $8000 for the local volunteer branch. In 2017, a similar amount was raised.
The sisters pour months of work into the festive display, which they started more than 20 years ago in front of their home at 9 High Street after the birth of their niece Grace.
The display is set-up in two front yards and one full block, which includes Santa’s workshop, elves workshop, monster house and a Christmas house. Volunteers manned the display and locals paid a entry fee to enter.
RSPCA member Maddison Lawback said the display raised “much-needed funds to help animals in need”.
“This is such an incredible amount, which we are truly grateful for,” she said.
“This money will help us continue to rescue and rehome many animals in need as well as assisting our community with desexing vouchers.
“We would like to thank each and every person who came to look at the High Street lights this year
“Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make it possible [and] a huge thank you to Linda, Carol and John who spent months of their time setting it up and making it possible.”
The RSPCA currently has a litter of 10 puppies in care and is expecting another two litters. Donations of good quality puppy food can be placed in the RSPCA bin at Woolworths Gunnedah.