Meet who you will be helping
Although the treats are definitely a highlight, the real cherry on top of Cupcake Day is the thousands of animals you help with your fundraising. The RSPCA is a charity dedicated to rescuing, treating and rehoming thousands of animals each year. Animal (and cake) lovers like you are the entire reason we’re able to continue doing what we do.
We’re pleased to introduce furry friends who, without your generosity, wouldn’t have received the help they needed.
TRUFFLE & MAPLE
Labradoodle puppies Truffle and Maple had a stressful start to their life.
Spotted by a member of the community on their morning run, Truffle and Maple were found abandoned in a shopping bag on the side of the road. They were just two weeks old.
The good Samaritan rushed the puppies to the RSPCA where they were checked over by the vet team. Luckily, the puppies were bright and in good shape.
Given the all-clear from the vets, the puppies were put into foster care where they learned how to live a normal puppy life. For the first time, they got to experience soft beds, squeaky toys and plenty of belly scratches.
After a couple of months in foster care, I’m happy to tell you that both Truffle and Maple found their forever homes.
It’s because of compassionate people like you that puppies like Truffle and Maple get a second chance at life.
JAMES & KERRY
When a member of the community had concerns for the welfare of two alpacas earlier this year, they contacted RSPCA’s Inspectorate. Upon arrival at the property, Inspector Rebecca found two alpacas with a very heavy wool burden, in dire need of shearing. As winter was approaching, water logging was a concern–and one of the alpacas’ had become entangled in some barbed wire.
Although you might think that fleece would keep them warm, as it was overgrown without shearing for three or four years, they were actually at risk of cold exposure in wet weather, if their fleece got waterlogged.
The owner was given a notice to comply, advising both animals needed to be sheared. When they failed to follow these instructions in a reasonable time frame, the alpacas were seized and brought to the RSPCA so they could receive the care they required & deserved.
Dubbed James and Kerry, both animals were shorn and given veterinary checks to ensure they were ready for a fresh start. They have since been adopted together and are enjoying a second chance with a loving new owner.
Our work simply wouldn’t be possible without the support of people like you. Fundraising is a wonderful way to provide real impact and give animals like James and Kerry a chance at a sweet new life!
It was obvious as she arrived into RSPCA’s care that Gertie was in urgent need of medical attention.
Suspecting a possible car accident, Gertie was in bad shape and sadly vets and RSPCA staff had no idea how long she'd been suffering in this way. With her left eye protruding from her eye socket and partially hanging outside her eyelid, immediate surgery was the only answer.
Rushed to the vet, Gertie underwent surgery straight away. After such a painful ordeal Gertie needed all the love, care and cuddles she could get!
After just days in care, Gertie quickly captured the hearts of RSPCA staff and volunteers and with their assistance, Gertie slowly became the fun-loving and kind girl she is today.
Despite her lengthy recovery and harrowing situation, Gertie's confidence grew. With each day in care, each walk with a staff member and each cuddle session in her kennel, Gertie's ability to bounce back was awe-inspiring and her true colours started to shine.
After 4 months in care, with endless love from vets, animal attendants and volunteers, Gertie was ready for adoption, and it didn’t take long until she found herself a loving new home.
It is thanks to generous supporters like you that animals like Gertie are rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed.
Supa, a six-week-old kitten, was crying for help in a warehouse when an RSPCA inspector found him. He had wandered into a glue trap and was struggling to get free.
The inspector carefully rescued Supa from the glue trap and brought him straight to the RSPCA for treatment.
The vet team worked quickly to dissolve the glue and trim Supa with electric clippers. Supa was exhausted and dehydrated, so the vets also gave him plenty of fluids.
Supa was placed with an experienced foster carer while he continued to recover and regain his strength. As he grew, the fur where he had been stuck to the glue grew back into a healthy coat.
Supa met a loving new family where he is safe and happy, living the life he deserves.
It’s thanks to super supporters like you that our inspectors can respond quickly to critical rescue calls like Supa’s.