Pause the donations of food, please
THE pet food donation bins are overflowing with the gifts of generous Douglas locals.
Paws and Claws have plenty of food to support foster animals thanks to the generosity of the community – so much so that Paws and Claws president Michael Kerr is asking for big hearted locals to give money instead of food.
“Financial donations are what we need right now,” said Mr Kerr, who explained that money given to the animal refuge would go towards veterinary costs and outstanding bills that needed to be paid for the charity to be able to function.
“I know how generous people get this time of year – we just don’t need as much food as before.”
Paws and Claws has been operating as a foster caring service rather than an animal refuge since moving out of their Craiglie home a few weeks ago, with shelter manager Kyle Cordwell co-ordinating foster care for animals no longer able to be housed on-site.
Mr Kerr said that community support had been overwhelming for the refuge during this difficult time.
Donations to Paws and Claws are tax-deductible.