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The Canberra Raiders have today launched their official ‘Pet Program’ in partnership with RSPCA ACT.

It’s the first time the Raiders have given members and fans the opportunity for their pets to be part of the Raiders family, with the partnership with the RSPCA allowing pets to become Raiders fans.

For just $45 you can sign up your pet to be part of the Green Machine family in 2018, with $20 of this amount pledged towards the RSPCA to assist in their protection of welfare of animals.

Today at Raiders HQ, Raiders Jack Wighton and Bill Cullen signed up their pets for the program, with Jack’s dog Bella And Bill’s parrot Zazu the first to join up.


Wighton said the Pet Program was a great way to show your support for the Green Machine while at the same time helping a very worthwhile cause.

“It’s great to have Bella as an official supporter now and this is a great way for Raiders fans to get their pets involved in footy,” Wighton said. “The RSPCA do an awesome job looking after and re-homing animals in need, so for the Raiders to be able to help them with this program is great news.”

CEO of the RSPCA ACT Tammy Ven Dange said they were excited to be part of the Raiders Pet Program and the money raised would be well received by pets in need.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the Raiders family and are delighted that they have embraced every member of the family including the pets,” Ms Ven Dange said. “The money raised through the Raiders Pet Program is going to help us continue to care for animals in the ACT region.

“Every year the RSPCA ACT re-homes thousands of animals in need. The money that will be raised through the Raiders and RSPCA Pet Program will help us continue to care for these animals.”

Included in the Raiders pet program is a Raiders ID tag, drink bottle, bouncy ball, pen and personalised Raiders card.

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.