RESCUE RUN: Help RSPCA in the race to stamp out animal cruelty

With the organisation receiving 67 reports of animal abuse and neglect every day, the RSPCA NSW is calling on the community to get a move on to help reduce this worrying number.

To that end, RSPCA NSW has this month kicked off the RSPCA Rescue Run – which calls on animal lovers from across the country to run, walk or roll 67 kilometres to help prevent animal cruelty.

“The Rescue Run is open to everyone, you do not need a pet to join in,” RSPCA NSW Senior Fundraising Manager Inbar Millo said.

“Whether you’re a dog-lover, cat-person, or prefer more exotic creatures in your life, this is your chance to get moving for animals in need.”

Kicking off this week, participants will have two weeks to fundraise for the cause and. reach the 67-kilometre goal – representative of the 67 animals experiencing cruelty every day.

Every dollar the Rescue Run raises will help RSPCA inspectors investigate the staggering 14,425 cruelty reports the animal charity recieves each year.

For example, $31 can provide a kennel, bath and meals for a neglected dog that has been rescued, $55 can help pay for the transport of animals to shelters to increase their hopes of being adopted, and $100 can help to keep an RSPCA inspector on the road and investigating reports of animal cruelty.

The best part is, the challenge can be completed at your own pace – either in one day (for the eager beavers) or on multiple days throughout the month.

Participants are also encouraged to share their progress on social media vis @RSPCANSW and #rescuerun.

The RSPCA Rescue Run is on now. Head here for more information and to sign up to receive a personal fundraising pageand access to resources to share your progress with family and friends.

Report animal cruelty via 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 3589) OR online here.