Our hearts warm when we think of our pets so it’s important that we treat them with the love and care they deserve. To spread the word, our staff have been busy raising money for the RSPCA and campaigning for pet care.
Most iiNet staff have a pet of their own, so to celebrate our furry friends we held the inaugural iiNet Cutest Pet competition to seek out the most “aww”-worthy pet from across our five offices. Unsurprisingly, hundreds of staff submitted the most charming photos of their much loved pets. In the end it seems dog is man’s best friend with a cute puppy named Ellie taking out the title. Proud dad, Richard Henderson from our Resource Planning department, went home with a Pet Stock voucher and plans to shower Ellie with gifts.
Having a pet can be a rewarding experience. But with it comes huge responsibility. Even an avid animal lover could unintentionally harm their furry, feathered or scaly friends simply by loving them too much. Things like giving pets too many treats or taking them along to a family outing are big issues in the animal world. Thankfully, the RSPCA has it covered. They delve into everything from reducing your pet’s fear of fireworks right through to addressing the dangers of pet obesity, worming, poisoning and a host of other information.
As we wrapped up our efforts for the month, we raised $1,855.40 from pocket change to contribute to a shelter sponsorship. The sponsorship goes towards providing safe and secure homes for rescued animals until they can be re-homed.
While iiNet sponsors many things throughout the year, this is the first time our staff have raised the money themselves. So put your paws together and join me in a big round of applause.