SPRINKLES and icing are the ingredients for animal well-being at Warrnambool Veterinary Clinic this week.
The clinic is selling homemade cakes to recognise RSPCA’s Cupcake Day and raise money for branch facilities in Victoria, including shelters and inspectors.
Staff members have enthusiastically supported the clinic’s affiliation with the national charity, so far cooking up about 560 sweet treats for the cause.
Receptionist Nicole Millard spent the weekend in her kitchen, baking and decorating 200 cupcakes with her mother and grandmother.
“We participated last year and had a very good response,” she told The Standard.
“We’ve raised over $700 already in the two days we’ve been selling them.
“We’re hoping the rest of the week goes just as well.”
Ms Millard said yesterday it had been challenging to raise awareness of the clinic’s involvement because people would not normally visit a vet unless they had an unhealthy animal.
Tasweld Engineering placed an order for 12 dozen cupcakes, with clinic staff encouraging other businesses to follow suit within reason.
Warrnambool Veterinary Clinic is requesting a gold coin donation per cupcake with all proceeds to the RSPCA, which relies on donations and fund-raisers to supplement government funding.