In support of animals without loving homes, a fashion fundraiser was held at the Blue Illusion clothing shop in Bowral last week.
On Thursday December 7, the store held a fashion parade showcasing their latest collection, dedicating 15 per cent of all sales made on the day toward the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter.
The funds will go toward the creation of a new cattery and quarantine building at the shelter, to be started in 2018.
The shelter currently has 12 kittens and cats up for adoption, as well as 15 dogs, including Jed, who went along to the fashion parade.
Jed is a four year-old greyhound who was surrendered to the shelter earlier this year with a leg injury. Once he is fully rehabilitated early next year, he will be ready to find a new home in the Highlands.
Wingecarribee Animal Shelter’s Vanessa said the festive season is a particularly pertinent time to think carefully about the animals you buy.
“Pets aren’t necessarily Christmas gifts. They need to be thought about,” she said.
But if you are buying them as gifts come and see us about it, we are happy to give out advice.”
“All the money that the community gives us go towards helping animals – whether it be for elective surgery, vet bills, training, or toys.”
The Friends of the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter (FOWAS) will be hosting a Christmas raffle on Saturday, December 16 at Woolworths Bowral to raise more much-needed funds.