Raising funds for dog safety

16:00, Mar 14 2014
Mascot Monty
LAID BACK: Mascot Monty the dog relaxes before the Raw Blond Likes the Invers Thing, which raises money and for the SPCA and Paw Justice.

The safety of Southland dogs will be at the forefront of fundraisers' minds before a special fashion show tonight.

Raw Blond Dzine is putting on a show called Raw Blond Likes the Invers Thing 3, which aims to raise money for Paw Justice and the SPCA.

Raw Blond owner Sharron Sutherland said the fundraiser would raise money for the charities and awareness about family dogs being taken to be used as bait dogs in dog fights.

"I just feel at the moment people aren't aware about what's going on down here," she said.

Well-known Kiwi musician Tiki Taane would perform, having recently collaborated with Paw Justice to release a song called Enough is Enough, which aims to send a clear message about putting an end to dog fighting.

This would be the third fundraising show put on by Raw Blond and was prompted by recent accounts of missing dogs, Ms Sutherland said.

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"We want to make people aware of what is happening all around New Zealand."

It was important to the salon to uphold animal rights, Ms Sutherland said.

The MC will be Pua Magasiva, who plays Vinnie on Shortland Street.

The show will feature designs from Invercargill stores Voyant, Fredericks, Farrys, Labels and Quest.

Another special guest would be three-legged dog Oscar, who infamously stole dog roll from the Alray Dairy in Windsor.

Doors open at 7.15 tonight at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome.

Tickets are $35 from Raw Blond, Voyant, Fredericks, Farrys, Labels and Quest.

The Southland Times