Dogs help dogs with donation

WITH one look or wag of his tail, Ranger Jay Jay can melt your heart.

But with a $1000 cheque in his collar, the adorable Fraser Coast council beagle became even more endearing.

The pooch was yesterday hamming it up for the cameras as council staff handed over the cheque to Guide Dogs Queensland.

The money comes thanks to the hundreds of Fraser Coast residents who took part in the Ranger Lacey Pet Walk in August.

It will go toward the sponsorship of a litter of guide dog puppies and a new whelping box, Hilary Jones Rowan of Guide Dogs Queensland said.

“The whelping box is where the mother goes to have the babies and the box will have a plaque on it recognising Fraser Coast Regional Council,” Ms Jones Rowan said.

Fraser Coast Deputy Mayor Belinda McNeven said the Ranger Lacey Pet Walk encouraged people to get out and about with their dogs and to talk about responsible pet ownership.

The event, held in Hervey Bay and Maryborough, was named after the council compliance section's previous beagle mascot, Ranger Lacey.

Guide Dogs' Nerida Hepple thanked the council and residents for the donation.

“The cheque is greatly appreciated,” she said.



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