SPCA Otago volunteer Katherine Halkett can not wait to bake
and sell 60 cupcakes to raise money as part of SPCA Cupcake
Day to help animals such as Missy, who need it. Photo by
Katherine Halkett has a sweet tooth.
And it is something the SPCA Otago volunteer will share with
Dunedinites as she prepares to bake and sell 60 cupcakes as
part of SPCA Cupcake Day on August 25.
''I will be busy but I am super-excited. I am going to
decorate each cupcake ... dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, cows
"They will look so cool. I am doing this for the animals ...
to help them,'' she said.
Last year, cupcake sales and donations raised $5128 in
Dunedin and Otago.
''Cupcake Day is really important. Everyone loves cupcakes.
It is a good way to raise money.
"The money will help with immunisations, desexing and
microchipping animals,'' she said.
There are many ways you can get involved with the SPCA's
You can register as an individual, a school or as a team to
bake cupcakes and sell them.
There is also a ''meet your match'' programme which enables
businesses or organisations to pre-order cupcakes from bakers
and have them delivered.
Mrs Halkett, who has only been volunteering at the SPCA for
six weeks, enjoys helping make a difference.
''It feels good to be able to help the animals when people
don't give them the love, attention and care they need.
"People are so mean to them sometimes. They don't give them
the opportunity to be really good pets.
"Some are so scared when they get here. You make a difference
when you see them well and happy and someone comes to adopt
them,'' she said.