IN DE­FENCE OF A PAWS AND CLAWS VOL­UN­TEER

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - OPINION -

I write this pub­lic let­ter as I am thor­oughly dis­gusted at the ac­tion of a gen­tle­man re­cently to­wards one of the volunteers as­sist­ing to raise money for Paws and Claws.

Re­cently we had com­mit­tee mem­bers and volunteers sell­ing raf­fle tick­ets out­side the two su­per­mar­kets for Paws and Claws to raise money for the as­so­ci­a­tion.

One of our volunteers was ver­bally at­tacked by this gen­tle­man mak­ing ridicu­lous, un­true and un­founded ac­cu­sa­tions about the ac­tions of a com­mit­tee mem­ber and the sub­stance of the as­so­ci­a­tion.

Paws and Claws is still very much ac­tive cur­rently fos­ter­ing eight dogs and three cats and kit­tens.

There are new an­i­mals ar­riv­ing con­stantly which all re­quire med­i­cal at­ten­tion, de-sex­ing, vac­ci­na­tions and of­ten spe­cial di­etary re­quire­ments.

We have also re­cently signed the lease to op­er­ate a shop in Front Street, Moss­man, to sell preloved to help raise funds.

We have nu­mer­ous busi­nesses in the shire that are keen an­i­mal lovers and of­ten as­sist our as­so­ci­a­tion when they can, which we give credit back to them via the web­site, so­cial me­dia and of­ten very kindly through Michael Gabour on Port FM.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion is au­dited by not only our book­keeper (qual­i­fied ac­coun­tant) and ex­ter­nal ac­coun­tant but also through var­i­ous other gov­ern­ment de­part­ments.

Our many volunteers do not de­serve to be spo­ken to or about in this man­ner and if any­one has any com­plaints or en­quiries about the or­gan­i­sa­tion or its op­er­a­tion please do not hes­i­tate to call me di­rectly on 0432 987 442.

Michael Kerr, pres­i­dent, Home­less An­i­mal So­ci­ety and Board­ing Ken­nels

Pic­ture: LUKAS TEAS­DALE

The Palmer Sea Reef club­house was packed for the Pink in the Trop­ics fundraiser

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.