Strays get a second chance thanks to teen

Strays get a second chance thanks to teen

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Give Our Strays a Chance charity operator Dean Morris, 14, with dogs at the Kelmscott Show.

The teenage operator of a not-for-profit animal rescue charity said he managed to help four animals find new homes and raised about $700 for charity in one day at the Kelmscott Show.

Dean Morris, 14, from Thornlie created the charity Give Our Strays a Chance four years ago and runs its website and social media.

He also organises charity events by himself and was at the Kelmscott Show to promote animal adoption.

He had with him some animals from SAFE Perth and 9 Lives Cat Rescue who were looking for new homes.

“The Kelmscott Show was a huge success for GOSAC,” he said.

“People came into the enclosure to pat and meet the animals before adopting them.”

Dogs Rocky and Vienna and cats Mozart and Crunchie were brought to the show on Saturday and all were adopted that afternoon.

Dean said Rocky went to his new home straight after the show.

“Vienna received applications for adoption and they (the shelter) are currently making sure everything is good before she moves into her new home,” he said.

Dozens of animal foster carer applications were filled out on the day also.

Dean said on top of helping re-home animals he was glad to have been able to spread his positive message.

“The support I received from the Kelmscott Show organisers and the community is really overwhelming,” he said.

“It was a great way to educate kids about rescuing strays.

“There are so many good people out there wanting to help.”

For more information search for Dean’s charity on Facebook or visit www.gosac.info.