Helping get animals out of pounds faster
ALL year round the Sunshine Coast Lost Pet Registry works tirelessly to help missing animals find their way home.
Now as the holiday festivities start to kick off, the group is busy fundraising to ensure it’s ready to help as many people and animals as it can during this busy time of year.
Registry member Debbie Ayres said the number of lost pets during the summer holiday period tended to be higher than the rest of the year.
“A combination of festivities with fireworks and summer storms tends to mean more animals getting lost and more ending up in the pound,” she said.
The Queensland Lost Pet Registry, which the Coast group is a part of, launched a Pound Release Fund about six months ago, which is used to provide interest-free loans to assist people in getting their animals home sooner.
“The longer an animal is at the pound, the more it can cost to get them out, so the sooner the better,” Ms Ayres said.
She said people had to apply for the loan and be in financial hardship and prove they will be able to pay it back.
With some release fees costing up to $800, Ms Ayres said the fund was always in need of a top up, so she’s organised a Christmas raffle to help raise funds, with a five-night stay at The Beach Club Mooloolaba the top prize.
“We’ve been really well supported by local businesses and have some fantastic prizes on offer,” Ms Ayres said.
To purchase tickets email, deb[email protected]pond.com.
For more information, visit facebook.com /Queenslandlostpets.
HAPPY POOCHES: Debbie Ayres, pictured with her dogs fundraising raffle for Queensland Lost Pet Register. Ali and Molly, has organised a