Help­ing Paws and Claws

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

Many lo­cal res­i­dents are alarmed at pos­si­ble clo­sure of our lo­cal an­i­mal refuge, Paws and Claws, be­cause the present site is to be sold off, and they do not yet have suf­fi­cient funds to con­tinue with a long term plan to re­lo­cate this ser­vice to another site, which they al­ready have. Apart from the ur­gent need for do­na­tions from the pub­lic in gen­eral, it would seem worth point­ing out that ev­ery an­i­mal for which they find a new home, has to be fed. Most of that food will be pur­chased from one or other of the su­per­mar­kets in the area, or to a lesser ex­tent from lo­cal butch­ers. Just one medium sized dog for ex­am­ple, will con­sume $500-$600 worth of pet food a year, and it all has to be bought some­where. For that rea­son alone I would strongly urge lo­cal su­per­mar­kets to as­sist Paws and Claws even if only be­cause in the longer term it is in their com­mer­cial in­ter­est to do so.

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