Ride for Paws

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

THE woman with the big heart, Les­ley Stephens, is at it again, or­gan­is­ing a fundrais­ing bike ride for a wor­thy cause.

Af­ter one of her beloved cats passed away re­cently, Ms Stephens de­cided to pay a visit to Paws and Claws to find a kit­ten to res­cue and join her and loved kitty Zeusy and re­alised how much help this valu­able or­gan­i­sa­tion needs.

With a piece of land hav­ing been gen­er­ously do­nated to the or­gan­i­sa­tion by Steve Thomas and a de­sign for the new premises given by Lee-ann Pitcher, all that is left is for Paws and Claws to raise the money to build it and as they re­ceive no fund­ing, they will be re­ly­ing on the gen­eros­ity of the com­mu­nity.

Ms Stephens vis­ited Port Dou­glas State School on Mon­day morn­ing with the new ad­di­tion to her fam­ily, a cheeky young­ster kit­ten named Simba res­cued from Paws and Claws, in hopes to re­cruit stu­dents and their par­ents to take part in a fundrais­ing bike ride and gain spon­sors.

The Paws and Claws ‘‘Tour de Port’’ will take place on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 14, that will be­gin at 7am and fin­ish by 9am be­fore it gets too hot and is a great way to start off the hol­i­day sea­son.

Ms Stephens said it is heart­break­ing to see all th­ese an­i­mals wait­ing for their ‘‘for­ever’’ homes but now in small en­clo­sures and cages.

‘‘Though the peo­ple at Paws and Claws take very good care of them and love them, it’s a very small area for so many an­i­mals and on the weekend another nine kit­tens were dropped off to be taken care of,’’ she said.

So if you can help raise some valu­able funds or can do­nate a prize to be raf­fled, please con­tact Les­ley Stephens on 0418 792 321.

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