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Puuurfect role for anyone who loves pets and road trips


The puuurfect volunteering opportunity for animal lovers, who also love hitting the open road!

RSPCA Queensland is calling for drivers to help transfer cats and dogs across the state.

The organisation is responsible for the care of more than 50,000 animals annually and every day animals are moved between campuses, pound facilities, rehoming centres, vet surgeries and carers from far north Queensland to the south east, and everywhere in between.

“We constantly need to transport animals from shelter to shelter and in Townsville for example, where we no longer have a shelter, they might need to go to Cairns, Mackay and in some cases Brisbane,” says RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty.

Long-haul trips where the most urgent assistance is needed, are between Townsville or Bowen to Mackay, and between Mackay to Rockhampton or Bundaberg.

The organisation also often needs people to transfer pets around the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Greater Brisbane area, using an RSPCA vehicle.

“So if you’re re passionate about animal welfare and looking for a rewarding volunteer role then this could be a perfect fit,” Mr Beatty says.

“Of course you’ll have a genuine hands on experience in helping animals find a new home and you’ll be part of a friendly passionate team that truly believes in animal welfare.”

To be considered, you need to be a courteous and considerate driver, have good communication skills, hold a manual open drivers license, be physically fit and able to lift 10kg and have good animal handling skills.

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