Prep class’s can-do spirit helps refuge

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - An­drea Falvo

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.

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