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Jetty 2 Jetty aids animals in need

Posted: 4pm 28 Jul 2022

This year’s Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run raised more than $11,500 for Peninsula Animal Aid to help the non-profit organisation care for animals in need.

The money was raised from entry fees and additional donations from entrants who took part in the event on July 17.

Almost 5000 people ran, jogged, walked or wheeled in Queensland’s most scenic and longest-running fun runs. (Check out our photo gallery)

Jetty 2 Jetty was brought to you by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) with strategic partners Moreton Bay Road Runners, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Visit Moreton Bay Region, Moreton Daily, USC and Tourism and Events QLD.

Moreton Bay Region Mayor Peter Flannery says the event was an incredible success, and the money raised will give animals in need a second chance to find their forever home.

“PAA is entirely volunteer run, they are all unpaid, so I’m sure this $11,500 will go a long way to helping with some of their operational expenses,” he says.

“Not only is J2J the most scenic fun run in Australia, it’s an important investment in the heart of our community that supports local charities to succeed.

“If you weren’t able to participate in the fun of J2J you can still jump online to make a donation to Peninsula Animal Aid (PAA) or, better yet, check out the pets that are available for adoption today.”

MBRIT Chairman Shane Newcombe has thanked participants for supporting the event and helping raise so much for PAA.

“Peninsula Animal Aid is run by volunteers who have a passion for caring for animals. They really have risen to the challenge during the past couple of years, as demand for their vital work has skyrocketed. We’re thrilled we have been able to support them in this way,” Mr Newcombe says.

Heartfelt thanks

PAA President Anne Denton thanks the teams involved in Jetty 2 Jetty for nominating and supporting PAA as this year’s charity partner.

“This very generous donation will ease PAA’s financial demands and will allow PAA to continue to provide high quality care to our animals. Care is costly, but this is a service which PAA feels is essential. Funds will assist in the payment of vet treatments and medical supplies, and for food and essential care items,” she says.

“PAA receives no formal funding and is very grateful to those within our local community for their donations, sponsorship of our pens, calendars and events, and support of our events and PAAs hydrobath.”

The team of volunteers is presently caring for about 100 cats and dogs, with demand affected by COVID-19 and the rental accommodation crisis.

“There is quite a need at present for people to surrender their pets, as many people have found themselves in situations where they cannot find a rental if they own a pet. It is certainly heart-breaking for many of the owners, who find themselves with no other choice,” Anne says.

“PAA helps many hundreds of animals each year, either through taking in stray or surrendered animals, whose owners, for a variety of reasons, may not be able to continue to care for their pets. PAA also helps reunite many stray animals with their owners.”

Be next year’s J2J charity partner

Expressions of interest are now open for organisations wanting to be Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run’s charity partner for next year.

Head to the website for information and to register your interest.

Thanks to partners, sponsors

Jetty 2 Jetty was brought to you by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism with strategic partners Moreton Bay Road Runners, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Visit Moreton Bay Region, Moreton Daily, USC and Tourism and Events QLD.

Event Partner: rebel

Race Sponsors: Sesame Lane, Kindred, Planet Fitness and Moreton Daily

Water Pit Stops Sponsors: Grand Prix Mazda Caboolture

Expo Sponsors: Nutrition Warehouse and Dolphins NRL

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