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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:57

Helping out the animals

As a small animal welfare charity that receives no government funding, Animal Aid depends on the generosity and support of the local community in order to help continue its work with the thousands of lost and surrendered pets that come through their doors each year. Across the festive season, the team at Animal Aid East Gippsland is estimating that they will receive around 1200 animals that have either strayed, been dumped, abandoned or surrendered, each one needing shelter and care. “During this demanding period our resources will be strained but we will do what it takes to deliver the care they so desperately need,” a team member said of the challenges that lay ahead for the service.

Animal Aid, in Giles Street, Bairnsdale, are gratefully accepting donations of pet food, blankets, towels and kitty litter. “These are hugely valuable to us and so appreciated, especially at this time of year,” the team member said. “Any help you can give makes an enormous difference to the animals in our care. “Our mission is to find every animal in our care a loving and safe home. Your support helps us get closer to our goal.” Animal Aid East Gippsland is open 10am to 2.30pm weekdays and 10am to noon on weekends and 10am to 2.30pm on weekends for shelter animal adoptions and pound services.