Grand Hotel donates food to dog rescue
THE rescued dogs are the big winners from the Grand Hotels Friday afternoon raffles.
Grand Hotel owners Pam and Dennis Corliss have shown their community spirit by donating $1000 worth of dog food to Red Collar Rescue.
Red Collar Rescue founder Sharyn Banks took to Facebook with the exciting news.
“A huge shout out to our beautiful friends and their customers at the Grand Hotel, Childers,
“What an amazing effort they have put in to donate a total of 27 huge bags of good quality dry dog food,” Mrs Banks said.
Grateful for the donation, Mrs Banks said the total value of this food is around $1000 “but truly priceless to us and the shelter dogs”.
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts; without such incredible community spirit in our region we would struggle to survive,” she said.
Red Collar Rescue was established in 2009 and became a registered organisation in late 2010 with the primary aim of providing temporary refuge and eventually new homes for abandoned, abused, unwanted and death row dogs.
They are an independent, non-profit, non-government funded, organisation run primarily by Sharyn and Russell Banks.
Mrs Banks has had animals her entire life, and has always been vocal about the need to de-sex pets and promoting responsible pet ownership.
“As you can imagine, with so many dogs we use lots of food, and the money we save on that, can be spent on vet bills.
“We are so blessed by the support that we get from the people of Childers and district.
“We have had 2349 dogs through the shelter, and we couldn’t do it without businesses who believe in us so wholeheartedly,” she said.
Red Collar Rescue rely heavily on donations. If you can help, go to their Facebook page and donate to a worthy cause.