THE RSPCA is urging people to get baking and organise a Cupcake Day event next Monday to raise funds to fight animal cruelty.
The Tasmanian branch of the RSPCA hopes to raise $50,000 from the day, with all funds raised to go towards its three animal centres in the state.
Launceston Animal Centre manager Lorraine Hamilton said Cupcake Day was a great way to get the community involved.
‘‘People get really creative and quite competitive with their decorations on their cupcakes, so that’s what just causes all the fun I think – it’s as much about the creating as it is about eating them really,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s a national fund-raiser, but all the money raised stays here, so we’re hoping for a really big one this year.’’
At $2 a cupcake, five cupcakes can buy a litter tray, 15 cupcakes can vaccinate a puppy against the deadly parvo virus, and 50 cupcakes can raise enough money to desex a dog or cat.
Events can be held at home or in the workplace, and there is still time to register.
Cupcake Day participants can register their event at www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au.
The RSPCA recommends that bakers use cage free eggs when making their cupcakes.