By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – supplied
If you love the Canberra Raiders and have a pet (or several), there’s now a way to combine the two, while helping a worthy cause!
The Raiders have launched their ‘Pet Program’ in partnership with the RSPCA ACT.
Keen locals can sign up their pets to be part of the green machine family in 2018 for $45, with $20 going to go the RSPCA, to help animals in need.
While dogs won’t actually be allowed at games, they do get a Raiders ID tag, personalised member card and a bouncy ball!
CEO of the RSPCA ACT Tammy Ven Dange said they’re excited about the joint initiative.
“We’re thrilled to be part of the Raiders family, especially the fact they’re embracing our family members including those that have scales, fur and feathers,” she said.
“We actually share the same colours in our logos and we also share a common love for animals and we have quite a few players over at the Raiders that have pets and also love animals so it’s great to get them involved.”
Jack Wighton and Bill Cullen are among those players, with Jack’s dog Bella and Bill’s parrot Zazu the first to join up!
“It’s great to have Bella as an official supporter now and this is a great way for Raiders fans to get their pets involved in footy,” Wighton said.
“The RSPCA do an awesome job looking after and re-homing animals in need, so for the Raiders to be able to help them with this program is great news.”
Pets that join will count towards overall membership numbers for the club.
You can sign your pet up here!