Pawsome donation for the Alice Springs Animal Shelter
Posted on 22 Jun, 2021
Following successful fundraising efforts at the 2021 Pets on Parade event, the Alice Springs Town Council has donated over $3,000 to the Alice Springs Animal Shelter.
A total of $3,275.86 was raised through selling raffle tickets and collecting gold coin donations to participate in games with the rangers.
Ben Kittle and the team at Complete Fencing, who provided arena fencing for the event, also generously donated their hire fees towards the contribution.
Acting Manager of the Alice Springs Town Council Ranger Unit, Chris Gosling, said he was impressed with the public’s enthusiasm for the cause.
“Once again the Alice Springs community has come together to support the annual Pets on Parade event and the Alice Springs Animal Shelter,” he said.
“Thank you to the Alice Springs community for your generosity.”
Alice Springs Animal Shelter Manager Tammy Hargrave said the money will go straight into the shelter’s ‘donations’ fund, which is used to pay for improvements that directly improve the lives of the animals cared for at the facility.
Last year the Alice Springs Animal Shelter cared for about 650 dogs and 570 cats, and they are currently housing and feeding about 70 animals.
“It’s nice to be thought of because there are so many charities that need help,” Ms Hargrave said.
Mr Gosling reiterated that the shelter was a worthy recipient of the donation.
“The Alice Springs Animal Shelter plays an important, valuable role within our community,” he said.
“Stray and unwanted animals are looked after at the shelter waiting for their forever homes, and looking after these animals comes at a cost.”
Alice Springs Town Council would like to thank our Pets on Parade gold sponsors for their support: Desert Dwellers, Blue Dust NT, Centralian Motors and The Alice Springs Veterinary Hospital.
For more information, or to donate to the Alice Springs Animal Shelter, visit www.alicespringsanimalshelter.com.au.