No Empty Bowls Blog


Approximately 44,000 animals depend on RSPCA Queensland every year and depend on your support and donations to continue their life-saving work.

Welcome to no Empty Bowls, we are inviting you to donate an item for a local animal on your next trip to the shops. Our goal is to feed as many animals in the Far North Queensland region as we can. We will be collecting animal food donations to assist charities who we believe need help with helping our furry friends of all shapes and sizes.

  • RSPCA Cairns, Adopt Me Kittens, Coleen’s Cat Rehoming, Animal Rescue Tablelands, Animal Rehoming Tablelands and Cairns and YAPS                                                                                                                                                            In the past few years, the number of pets who became homeless via relinquishment and abandonment has increased because of the economic downturn, foreclosures and joblessness. Providing temporary assistance with pet food removes one potential reason for families considering relinquishing or abandoning their pets, and will help people keep the pets they love. Ask your friends and family, neighbours and co-workers. Start with the people you know; they might know others who want to get involved. Please share on your own personal social media channel. If you would like to donate cash, you can do this at the Mount Sheridan Plaza Centre Management Office where you will find a secure locked donation box. These cash donations will be forwarded through to the respective charity organisations above. No Empty Bowls Pet Drive begins Saturday 1st July 2017 at 9:00am and concludes on Monday 31st July 2017 12noon. Late donations will be accepted in the Mount Sheridan Plaza Centre Management Office until Monday 7th August 2017.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   You can donate by:
  • 1 – Bringing an item from home and place in the respective donation box3 – Cash donations and bigger donations can be made at the Mount Sheridan Plaza Centre Management Office                                                                             Please note:
  • 2 – Purchase an item whilst shopping and place in donation box
  • No perishable items or fresh food       –   No opened products                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Your donation will:
  • Help in the treatment and care of sick or injured animals
  • Assist the operation of our animal shelters
  • Support the work of our Inspectorate
  • Provide community education on animal welfare issues RSPCA believes that man must treat animals humanely. Where man makes use of animals or interferes with their habitat, he should bestow a level of care befitting man’s own dignity as a rational, intelligent, compassionate being, and a level of care merited by the nature of the animal as a sentient creature capable of responding to man’s care and attention. Such care should be marked by sympathy, consideration, compassion and tenderness towards animals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The purpose of Yaps is help of the community, “spread the word” about the dogs and cats available for adoption. The animals that come through the shelter somehow know they are getting a second chance and will love you for life! So why buy a puppy or kitten from a pet store when you can find your ultimate companion at YAPS?The Young Animal Protection Society (YAPS) is an incorporated non-profit organisation that exists to shelter and protect homeless, unwanted dogs and cats. YAPS has a “no kill” policy that allows each animal the time to find the right family.