Helping Paws and Claws
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.