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Big-hearted Sophie, six, helps abandoned kittens

21 December, 2018

Sophie Savill, six, would love to take home one of the many cats and kittens at the Hervey Bay Adoption Centre in Cicada Lane.

Because she already has a pet and cannot adopt another, Sophie has saved most of her pocket money and birthday money from the past 16 weeks to donate to the Centre.

“Sophie gets $6 a week if she completes her chores; cleaning the dog pen once a week, cleaning her room once a week and clearing the table,” her mum said.

“She divides the money between three jars: one each for giving, spending and saving.

“Most of her spending money also went into the giving jar as well.”

All up Sophie raised $57.75.

So what’s next? Well, rather than hitting the Boxing Day sales, Sophie is already got her sights set on donating more money – only the next time it will go to a hay drive to buy hay for drought ravage cattle in outback New South Wales.

The refuge is bursting at the seams with cats and kittens. Today as Sophie was handing over her donation a young mother cat was in labour: less than 24 hours after being abandoned by her owners and thrown over the fence of the Centre.

Donations of bedding, toys and feed for the dogs and cats at the Adoption Centre are gratefully received. If you would like to donate call Council on 1300 79 49 29 for more information.

Dogs and cats from the Adoption Centre are sold microchipped, wormed, desexed and vaccinated.

Dogs are also registered.

If you would like to welcome a new pet to your family then visit the Adoption Centre Monday to Saturday 10am to 1pm, closed Public Holidays.