A RIVERSTONE hairdressing salon owner has made it her mission to save some of the 3000 cats and 500 dogs who are put to death in Blacktown every year.
Cassandra Hooper of The Cutting Room and her four staff at 11 Pitt Street will donate their time from 10am to 3pm on Cuts for Muts Day on March 3.
The foster carer for the newly-formed registered charity Loved Ones Animal Rescue, is offering $20 haircuts, with every cent raised donated to the animal rescue group.
Ms Hooper cares for two rescued dogs and a cat for the group, led by Mandy Schirmer of Cambridge Park, who rescues and seeks new homes for abandoned pets in western Sydney.
Cuts for Muts also offers discounted microchipping for cats and dogs at $20 (a saving of $50), sausage sizzle, face painting, raffle, free vet advice, dog grooming, dog hair colouring, a professional dog trainer offering tips, dogs in foster care available for adoption, information on desexing, microchipping, animal care and maintenance and information on backyard breeding.
"These issues are very important as thousands of cats and dogs in Australia are put to sleep every year mainly because they are not desexed," she said.
"I hope to raise about $5000 on the day to pay for their desexing, feeding and health care."
Ms Hooper will offer $1500 worth of hairdressing, valid for a year, as a prize in a fund-raising raffle.
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.lovedonesanimalrescue.com.au or call 9627 3885.