A Moreton Bay Region charity that helps surrendered and abandoned animals received a cheque for more than $11,500 following the 2022 Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run.
Peninsula Animal Aid said it would use the money to cover costly veterinary treatments and medical supplies, as well as food and essential care items.
Peninsula Animal Aid cares for hundreds of animals that come to the shelter each year, and tries to find loving new homes for as many of the dogs and cats as possible. The goal is to give them a second chance at love.
About Peninsula Animal Aid
Peninsula Animal Aid has been caring for stray and abandoned animals since it was established in 1971.
It is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by a team of about 120 dedicated and unpaid volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure the animals that come into their care are well looked after and healthy.
The organisation aims to help the hundreds of animals that find themselves at the shelter be reunited with their owners or find new forever homes.
All unclaimed animals that come to Peninsula Animal Aid receive a complete health check by participating vets. This includes microchipping, vaccination, preventative treatment for intestinal worms and desexing.
All the cats that come to the shelter are also checked for feline HIV.
Vet bills are by far Peninsula Animal Aid’s greatest expense. The organisation estimates it has spent between $140,000 and $150,000 on vet care alone in the past few financial years.
Being a not-for-profit organisation, Peninsula Animal Aid receives no formal funding, and therefore must rely on the local community for donations and sponsorships.
In July 2022, Peninsula Animal Aid received a cheque for $11,567 which was raised from the entry fees and additional donations from entrants who took part in Moreton Bay’s annual Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run.
Speaking to Moreton Daily, Peninsula Animal Aid President Anne Denton said: “this very generous donation will ease Peninsula Animal Aid’s financial demands and will allow us to continue to provide high quality care to our animals. Funds will assist in the payment of vet treatments and medical supplies, and for food and essential care items”.
In a bid to help rehome as many animals as possible, the team from Peninsula Animal Aid has also shared photos of the animals up for adoption with Moreton Daily, which we shared in a gallery on our website and social media channels.
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