Staff Wrap Up Their RSPCA Campaign for Pet Care

by Nikkita Dixon

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.


  1. Colleen McKenney says:

    Congratulations for supporting the RSPCA – they provide an invaluable service to the wonderful animals that we share this planet with. I hope we can push this sentiment a notch further and pledge to stop live animal transport and slaughter in foreign countries – this brutality must stop.

    Thank you

  2. Lucy says:

    Ellie is just gorgeous! Congrats Richard!

  3. Anne Housley says:

    I’ll second that Colleen.

    I’m sure iinet staff are all aware of the campaign being waged at the moment in relation to banning the live animal export trade. Details are on the RSPCA, Animals Australia and Get Up websites.

    Can iinet get behind it? Free ad’s etc? I’m sure the wonderful people at any of the organisations above would love to hear from you. (I am not associated with any of these groups other than being a member.)

    If the Government thinks this will be ‘yesterday’s news’ any time soon I think they may be very surprised.

  4. Annie says:

    Well done on supporting a very worthy cause; the RSPCA. Pocket change may seem a small thing, but it amounted to nearly $2,000. Congratulations on this success and for the aiding the great work the RSPCA does. Animals are such an important part of our lives.

  5. Lola says:

    Congratulations! (sound of paws clapping). It’s good to see these kind the corporate values of people at iinet reflected in such a positive way. The RSPCA deserves all the help it can get. As do Animals Australia in their push to have the live animal export trade exposed and reformed urgently. Well done guys!!!!!

  6. Pat Boothman says:

    I am so pleased that you are supporting the RSPCA. They do such vital and valuable work to help animals in distress. As Colleen states, we must pledge to stop live animal transport. It is a deplorable act to place animals on a ship to travel to countries which treat them with such barbaric acts of torture, to finally suffer a slow, frightening and painful death. This must not become out-of-sight, out-of-mind again, as it has been for decades. Regards, Pat.