EACH year, more than 250,000 dogs and cats are euthanised in Australia.
Over the last two decades, rescue organisations have grown in a bid to reduce this number.
Andrea Prickett of Tolmie runs one such rescue organisation, going out of her way to make animals’ lives better.
Andrea has had pets all her life – cats, dogs, birds, mice and a special non flying budgie.
“My brother stood on one of the mice,” she recalled.
“I was devastated.”