Prep class’s can-do spirit helps refuge
A Mareeba State School prep class had rallied behind their local animal refuge just in time for Christmas, donating hundreds of pet food items to feed the many animals in care.
In just four weeks, prep teacher Sheridan Collis and her class, Prep C, collected almost 200 food items for the cats, kittens, dogs and puppies that rely on the Mareeba Animal Refuge and donations of food to survive.
“Prep C and The Mareeba Animal Refuge would like to send out a gigantic thank you to all of the Mareeba State Primary School families that donated food to our class drive before the holidays,” Ms Collis said.
“Jennifer from the refuge was absolutely amazed when she saw the collection and could not believe how many tins were gathered in this time.
“The support is truly valued and really appreciated, especially by the animals, as food resources were running very low.
“Let’s hope we can do it again in 2017.”
Refuge manager Jennifer Walsh said she was overwhelmed by the food donations, which were much needed at this time of the year.
“It was so amazing what they did for us,” she said.
“They only started collecting about three and a half weeks before and they collected so much.”
Anyone who would like to make a donation to the Mareeba Animal Refuge can phone 4092 3060 or visit the shelter at 35 Hickling Ave, Mareeba.