In a single day, we received over $1.6 Million in donations.
While donations alone are always greatly appreciated, it was amazing to see that RSPCA supporters were quick to jump on board to help their dollar go even further!
Our initial fundraising target was $500,000, but this amount was already reached by midday… so we then held a ‘bonus round’ and were able to quadruple donations up to $750,000, only to leave us astonished when even that amount was surpassed! Not only this, but in a surprise act of generosity, an anonymous donor offered to continue the quadrupling up to another $500,000 raised... Amazing!
Kara with pups and RSPCA Ambassador Susan Seipel
Generous members of the community donated to our cause, resulting in $1,626,858 in donations being reached by RSPCA Qld, just in time for World Animal Day. This result was all the more impressive as this was RSPCA Queensland's first time holding a fundraiser of this nature.
RSPCA Ambassador Jack Hingert from the Brisbane Roar taking donation calls
In addition to calling our supporters, RSPCA Queensland also had phone lines open to incoming donation calls. A special thanks to our RSPCA Ambassadors Jessica Stafford, Jack Hingert, Susan Seipel and the Queensland Reds who gave their time to answer some of these calls.
RSPCA Ambassador Jessica Stafford on the phones
All donations significantly help our cause, and every dollar we make contributes to improving an animal’s circumstances. A donation of as little as $26 can provide a homeless dog or cat with a warm bed, a litter tray and a meal tonight. A donation of $75 can transport homeless animals, improving their chance of adoption. $350 could provide emergency treatment for an animal every day for a month, while $758 provides sick dogs and cats round-the-clock nursing care.
The Queensland Reds meeting Bronson the dog
Thank you to everyone for making Give to Get Them Home such a success in 2019!