RSPCA windfall from $700,000 sale

This house at 8 Westaway St, Sunnybank went to auction on Saturday.
A WOMAN who spent her life looking after animals has posthumously gifted proceeds from the sale of her home to the RSPCA.
Raja and Shobha Gaddam were about to pull out of the auction of 8 Westaway St, Sunnybank Hills, in Brisbane when it hit $700,000. Now they know where their money is going, they are glad to have kept bidding. “Oh really, I didn’t know that,” Shobha Gaddam said from Melbourne after being told of the charity donation after the auction. “I’ll have to let our puppy know.”


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The executors of the deceased estate in Brisbane’s south confirmed that most of the proceeds from the $783,000 sale of the home will be given to the RSPCA as per the wishes of Heather, who spent a lifetime looking after abandoned and neglected animals.
“The lady was a benefactor of several charities, (including) the RSPCA, and the proceeds of the sale of this house mostly will be given to the RSPCA,” Harcourts Property Centre agent Ross Bischoff said.
The home is on 599 sqm.

“She really loved her rescue dog that lived with her and she had several animals and birds and bird aviaries. She was a real animal lover and a lovely lady. They have since gone back to the RSPCA.”
The late-owner of 8 Westaway St, Sunnybank Hills loved dogs and had several aviaries. Money from the sale of her home will go to the RSPCA to help animals like this Rainbow lorikeet. Picture: Richard Walker

Shobha and Raja Gaddam were among 13 registered bidders who saw value in the original condition four-bedroom brick home that was last sold in 1981 for $65,000.
“We have been looking for an investment property in Brisbane, it is definitely a better market than Melbourne now,” Mrs Gaddam said.
Watch the auction HERE.

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