Lochie leads the way

Lochie leads the way

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Lachlan Bolger, 12, at the RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk on Sunday.

A 12-year-old Maddington resident has not only successfully started up his own business but combined it with a love of animals and making people in the community happy.

Lachlan Bolger last year started Nummy Nibbles, a venture where he made dog treats and delivered them across Perth but due to time constraints of being a pre-teen, has now begun Lochie’s Walkies – walking dogs whose owners are time poor.

In a bid to continue helping and meeting dogs Lachlan said he wanted all the dogs of Perth to be looked after and was looking for a way to do that as well as help charity.

“Every dog deserves to feel loved,” he said.

“And I also want to keep helping the animal rescues so I donate $5 from every walk to a local rescue.

“I’m even going to be doing a pet first aid course soon so that I can take very good care of all my customers.”

His efforts from raising money for animal rescues was spotted by an RSPCA volunteer just over 12 months ago and as such Lachlan was appointed junior ambassador.

He attended the RSPCA’s 23rd annual Million Paws Walk on Sunday at Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth in his role and said he had an amazing time.

“I am so proud to be a junior ambassador for the RSPCA,” he said.

“My job was to walk around and meet the doggies and also lead the walk.

“I even got to go into the VIP tent and meet some awesome dogs, I got to pat them all.”

Lachlan’s next official fundraising event will be the RSPCA Cupcake Day on August 19 where he will be baking cupcakes and he hoped to raise more than $400.