News

Pets in the picture to raise refuge funds

Willow Smith took some of the photos in Best Friends, Pets and Their People.
Willow Smith took some of the photos in Best Friends, Pets and Their People. Brett Wortman

A LARGE crowd of "dogs and their people" filled Maroochydore North Shore Park yesterday for the launch of Whisper Images' inaugural book Best Friends, Pets and Their People.

The book features Sunshine Coast animal lovers and their best friends in a photographic celebration of the connections they share.

Over five months last year, owners posed with their dogs, horses and cats, and less conventional pets such as cattle, goats and even a snake.

Whisper Images photographer Kathy Hill said the project was designed to raise funds for the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge (SCARS) and she presented the refuge with a cheque for more than $5000 at yesterday's launch.

"It was a no-brainer for us to want to help out," she said.

"The sort of money we're making for them can really make a big difference to an establishment like the SCARS."

SCARS president Geoff More was delighted with the donation and the project.

"I think they've done a wonderful job," he said.

"The book is a beautiful product, and it's very generous of them to hand over so much of their profit."

Mr More said the money would go towards building a new cat care centre and upgrading the outdoor area for the dogs.

Topics:  dogs, pets


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

82-year-old man goes missing

MISSING MAN: Deception Bay man Blagoje Dejanovic was last seen at around 3.30pm Monday afternoon May 2, 2016 walking from a Higgs Street unit. Photo Contributed / Caboolture News

An 82-year-old man has gone missing from Deception Bay yesterday.

Young woman hit by car

Police officers talk to a driver after a girl was hit on King Street, Caboolture. Photo Vicki Wood / Caboolture News

Crash on King Street leaves young woman lying on the ground.

Engineering student hopes for Startup Weekend success

Kallum Packard.

Caboolture resident Kallum Packard to pitch ReceiptLock.

Latest deals and offers

Coast gets none of Bruce Hwy upgrade money

OF THE $558 million being spent on the Bruce Highway in the next 12 months, about a quarter will be spent between Caboolture and Gympie.

82-year-old man goes missing

MISSING MAN: Deception Bay man Blagoje Dejanovic was last seen at around 3.30pm Monday afternoon May 2, 2016 walking from a Higgs Street unit. Photo Contributed / Caboolture News

An 82-year-old man has gone missing from Deception Bay yesterday.

Young woman hit by car

Police officers talk to a driver after a girl was hit on King Street, Caboolture. Photo Vicki Wood / Caboolture News

Crash on King Street leaves young woman lying on the ground.

Engineering student hopes for Startup Weekend success

Kallum Packard.

Caboolture resident Kallum Packard to pitch ReceiptLock.

Five arrested in operation targeting crime, welfare cheats

TASKFORCE INTEGRITY: Police have executed a number of search warrants in the Deception Bay area.

FIVE have been arrested as the result of a joint police operation.

Flying high, vintage style

WWI Bristol Fighter pilot Jack McDonald with journalist Luke Simmonds.   Photo Vicki Wood / Caboolture News  Photo Vicki Wood / Caboolture News

Flying high, vintage style

ACF take Minister to Court

ACF chief executive Kelly O'Shanassy

The Australian Conservation Foundation go to court to stop Carmichael mine.

Dash Cam: Roo takes on car

Kangaroo leaps car.

Kangaroo could have kept going, jumps car instead.

RACQ releases SE Qld's worst choke points

Paul Turner, RACQ

Paul Turner from RACQ talks about our worst roads at peak time.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances