Thursday, September 7, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Young Animal Lover Donates Birthday Money

In an act of pure kindness, Tristan Dales celebrated his 10th birthday in a unique way – by giving back to those who can't speak for themselves. Instead of asking for toys or games, Tristan decided to use his special day to help homeless dogs and cats at the RSPCA in Mackay.

Tristan's journey into generosity began with a realisation.

His Mum, Khloe said, “While cleaning his room one day, he said to me, "I have plenty of toys, Mum, and I don't think I need any more."

While completing his home schooling he learnt about donating and charity, and said to his Mum, “I want to help the homeless doggies and cats".

“He’s grown into such a kind-hearted young man,” Khloe added.

With the support of family and friends, Tristan embarked on his noble mission.

For his birthday party, Tristan's guests joined his cause, contributing to his donation fund. The result? A heartwarming $155 raised and gifted to RSPCA Mackay.

The RSPCA Mackay team expressed their gratitude, saying, "Happy 10th birthday to Tristan!

“Tristan so kindly donated $155 of his birthday money to us!

“Thank you, Tristan!"

Tristan was given a tour of RSPCA Mackay and spent time with animals needing a forever home.

His love for dogs and cats, coupled with his compassion, is a reminder that small gestures of kindness can make a world of difference.

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