Billy GEELONG Cats legend Billy Brownless is getting in touch with his softer side, helping raise money for the city’s homeless animals.

Getting hands-on at the Moolap shelter this week, he’s helping launch Geelong Animal Welfare Society’s appeal to raise urgently needed money for an X-ray machine and anaesthetic unit.

Shelter chief executive Adrian Buckley said it was terrific to have the footy great on board to help raise awareness of the animals’ plight and increase the care the shelter could provide.

“GAWS is extremely fortunate to have a dedicated team of highly skilled vets and vet nurses on site to provide the urgent and non-urgent treatment for the animals that come into our care,” Mr Buckley said. “This includes surgical treatment and health checks, plus all animals are desexed, vaccinated and microchipped, ensuring they are vet ready for their new forever homes.

“GAWS receives no government funding and relies on the generous support of the community to deliver this vital work.

“We thank all those who enable our work and who share our commitment and vision to give all animals a second chance, because every life is precious.”

Donations can be made at GAWS online at All donations to GAWS are tax deductible

Erin Pearson, Geelong Advertiser