Pause the do­na­tions of food, please

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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