Big week of money rais­ing for Paws and Claws

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - THE GROOVE -

What an amaz­ing week it was for Paws and Claws and a huge amount of thank you’s need to be given. Cur­rently our not for profit or­gan­i­sa­tion has 26 cats and 24 dogs that are look­ing for lov­ing fur­ever homes.

Many furry four-legged friends at Paws and Claws will ben­e­fit from the Quick­sil­ver 16th an­nual 500 card game with a do­na­tion of $1,316. With thanks to 64 en­thu­si­as­tic play­ers from the tourism in­dus­try and friends of tourism hav­ing a day of fun and laughs on Quick­sil­ver V, they also see it has an op­por­tu­nity to do­nate to this wor­thy lo­cal cause. The monies raised will as­sist the an­i­mal refuge fa­cil­ity and board­ing ken­nels as they move for­ward to se­cure new fa­cil­i­ties that will en­hance the fu­ture of Paws and Claws.

This con­tri­bu­tion is won­der­ful. As we move closer to se­cur­ing land for our new refuge we still con­stantly bat­tle to raise money to keep the cur­rent refuge op­er­at­ing.

The Quick­sil­ver 500 card game has sup­ported Paws and Claws for the past 10 years and to date has raised over $11,500. A big thank you to all the Quick­sil­ver staff and Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Tony Baker, Quick­sil­ver Group ..... Amaz­ing

Over the Mother’s Day week­end the in­cred­i­ble Ann Ire­land worked mir­a­cles with the as­sis­tance of many lo­cal busi­nesses in­clud­ing Salsa, QT, Sail­away, Cof­fee Works, Bar­ba­dos, Lure Restau­rant, With Su­gar and Live Life Phar­macy in cre­at­ing a prize list of amaz­ing gifts for our raf­fle that was sold at the Port Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre.

An amaz­ing $2162 was raised with the gen­er­ous buy­ers over the week­end. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the lucky win­ners and es­pe­cially Katy Wil­liamson from Wonga Beach who won the Lux­ury Ham­per.

As if the week­end could not get any bet­ter the fan­tas­tic guys from Bar­ba­dos added to the tally by hand­ing over another $900 to go to­wards the refuge. An bril­liant ef­fort by the guys and girls at Bar­ba­dos.

Thank you ev­ery­one for your con­tri­bu­tions. As we have men­tioned be­fore it costs around $1700 per week to op­er­ate the refuge and with­out the abil­ity to se­cure reg­u­lar in­come th­ese do­na­tions as­sist im­mensely.

Quick­sil­ver’s Paul Lewis and Chris Mor­gan with Paws’ refuge man­ager Kyle and friends

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