Washing dogs for a friendly cause

WASHED: From left, Cassandra Williams, Vet Nurse Corrina Haines, and dog washers Dianne McCance and Claire Munney with Daisy the dog.
WASHED: From left, Cassandra Williams, Vet Nurse Corrina Haines, and dog washers Dianne McCance and Claire Munney with Daisy the dog.

If you are looking to get your dog clean while supporting a local community group, then get down to the Whyalla Veterinary Clinic this Saturday.

The community dog wash, undertaken by Dianne McCance and Claire Munney, is in memory of Paul Wingfield-Hill, who sadly passed away earlier this year, and his wife Donna who previously ran the event.

Wildlife Rescue Whyalla and Surrounding Areas regularly responds to reports of injured and displaced animals and transports them to where they need to be, whether it is to the hospital or to a new carer.

Publicity Officer Cassandra Williams said 2020 had been a challenging year, so any support was important for the group.

"This funding will help with petrol costs and purchasing food for animals as well as providing support for new animal carers," she said.

"In the country areas it's very important to have this kind of fundraising. I think we have grown a big community base and have a lot of clients who are great to work with.

"Having this dog wash helps out members of the public and the funding stays local which is really important, this time of year it's hard to wash your dog yourself so bring them down and they can get pampered."

FRIEND: Corrina and Daisy.

FRIEND: Corrina and Daisy.

Dog Wash volunteer Claire Munney said the event was an opportunity to keep the memory of Paul and Donna's contribution to the community alive.

"We will be continuing the dog wash until the end of the year," she said.

"All the proceeds from each monthly wash will go to a different community organisation."

Ms Munney said any dog owners were encouraged to bring down any breed of dog to be washed for $15.

The Scub a Dub For Our Clubs will be held from 10am to 1pm at the Whyalla Veterinary Clinic on 97 McDouall Stuart Avenue this Saturday.

For more information, you can head over to the Whyalla Veterinary Clinic Facebook page or ring 8645 9926.