Law firm lends a paw
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).