RSPCA WA launches new ‘guardian angel’ campaign for animals over Christmas

Hannah CrossSound Telegraph
Monty is now the happy face of RSPCA WA's Guardian Angel campaign.
Camera IconMonty is now the happy face of RSPCA WA's Guardian Angel campaign. Credit: RSPCA WA/Supplied

Animal lovers are being encouraged by a special pup to become a guardian angel for animals in need over the festive season.

Ten-month-old Monty, a Jack Russell cross, was rescued by the RSPCA with third-degree burns to 30 per cent of his body due to an accident at home.

RSPCA WA inspector Florence Maude said Monty’s injuries were serious and required surgery. But with expert care and plenty of love, Monty has now found his forever home in Baldivis and is the face of the RSPCA’s Guardian Angel campaign.

“I’ve been in this job for seven years and seeing Monty heal and go on to find the most wonderful home in time for the holidays has been one of the most heartwarming experiences I’ve had,” Ms Maude said.

Monty recovering from his burns in RSPCA WA's care
Camera IconMonty recovering from his burns in RSPCA WA's care Credit: RSPCA WA/Supplied

The Guardian Angel fundraiser encourages people to become a ‘guardian angel’ to a pup, cat, or other animals at the RSPCA to help the organisation with its annual influx of animals around Christmas.

RSPCA WA fundraising team leader Marnie Thomson said it’s one of the busiest times of the year for the organisation.

“Sadly, hundreds of animals are expected through our doors over the coming months,” she said.

Nationally, the RSPCA expects to see 30,959 animals through its shelters this festive season.

“By becoming a Guardian Angel, people can pledge much-needed support for one of these animals in need over Christmas, providing everything they need to recover and prepare for their new life.”

With Monty as the face of the campaign, he will help other animals who are still waiting for their second chance.

His new owner, Baldivis resident Cristian Mostaccio, says the cheeky Jack Russell cross has already “taken control of the house” and is being spoilt in his new home.

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