DRESS TO IMPRESS: With Shadow the cat at her feet Chloe McGovern is proud to have won first place in the best dressed pet class.
DRESS TO IMPRESS: With Shadow the cat at her feet Chloe McGovern is proud to have won first place in the best dressed pet class. Noel Thompson

Shadow goes from death row to the top cat

CHLOE McGovern's cat was saved from certain death after she found it abandoned.

Now Shadow is the best dressed animal at the 39th annual Mundubbera Catholic Women's League pet show.

Chloe said she was volunteering at a Mundubbera vet clinic when two abandoned kittens were brought in and were scheduled to be put to sleep.

"I quickly called my parents who agreed that I could rescue one," she said. "I took him home that night. That was four months ago and now he is the top cat of the show."

Mundubbera's Damian Rennick said the members of the CWL were unsung champions of the community.

"They go about their work not looking for praise or any favours," he said.

"The amount of help they give people in need is never published or talked about but they are doing amazing things to help the needy."

Mr Rennick donated and raffled $400 worth of petrol vouchers and raised $600 for the event.

Parish Priest Father Jason Middleton was on hand to celebrate the day and said the community support for the event was amazing.

"I thank everyone for supporting the woman of the CWL as they go tirelessly about their great work," Fr Middleton said.

"The pet show is a whole lot of fun and the people who get involved have an amazingly good time."

The first Saturday in August next year will be the 40th annual CWL pet show.

Dogs, cats, guinea pigs and chooks competed for prizes. The ladies of the CWL rejoiced that the community again made the pet show a success.


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