Law firm lends a paw

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Gizelle Ghidella

PAWS and Claws has re­ceived a do­na­tion from Marino Lawyers that has left their tails wag­ging.

The an­i­mal and board­ing refuge re­ceived a much needed $1000 do­na­tion.

Each year Marino Lawyers looks to as­sist a lo­cal char­ity in lieu of an of­fice Christ­mas party.

Char­lie Marino, man­ag­ing part­ner of Marino Lawyers, said it’s im­por­tant to sup­port lo­cal com­mu­nity groups.

“The op­por­tu­nity to give back and sup­port the re­gion in which we live, con­tin­u­ally plant­ing the seeds of fu­ture pros­per­ity, is a core fo­cus of the firm,” he said.

“The team at Marino Lawyers are all en­cour­aged to con­trib­ute to the com­mu­nity – this an­nual ges­ture is some­thing that is fully em­braced by the whole team.

“This year, we deemed Paws and Claws to be a most worth­while re­cip­i­ent.”

Paws and Claws has been closed since 2016 af­ter they were asked to move on to make way for a de­vel­op­ment in Craiglie.

The shel­ter has been fight­ing for per­ma­nent home for at least 20 years.

Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil gave the shel­ter the go-ahead to con­vert the for­mer Lotsa premises at Craiglie into a state of the art an­i­mal refuge.

The plans have since hit a snag af­ter an ap­peal to the de­vel­op­ment was lodged in the Plan­ning and En­vi­ron­ment Court.


Paws and Claws pres­i­dent Michael Kerr ac­cepts a cheque for $1000 from Char­lie Marino, Marino Lawyers prin­ci­pal (back­ground so­lic­i­tor Rhys Gra­ham, con­veyancer Me­gan Lang­ford).

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