4 July 2019

Winter pet food appeal for Canberra's vulnerable furry friends

| Lachlan Roberts
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Rainbow Paws wants to feed more cute pups like Sherlock. Photos: George Tsotsos.

Imagine going through 100 kilograms of dry dog food and 50 kilograms of dry cat food each week. For local charity Rainbow Paws, that is a reality.

Rainbow Paws delivers pet food to vulnerable furry members of the community and the local charity is currently running its winter pet food appeal to help animals in need.

“We are desperately short of pet food at the moment so, during this winter appeal, we are asking for people to donate wet and dry food for cats and dogs so we can give it to people in need,” she said.

“We collect food each week and we hand it out straight away.

“We don’t get any government funding so we rely on donations and fundraising so the more support we can get, the more we can help people and their pets.

“We go through 100 kilograms of dry dog food and 50 kilograms of dry cat food each week and even that is not enough. We need a lot more but we just don’t have any more food to supply.

Help those doing it tough in winter – and their pets, too. Photo: Supplied.

Ms Lawrence said just adding a bag of dog or cat food to your shopping list can make all the difference.

“We do buy food when we have to but that money is coming away from our boarding or vet care money. So if people can buy an extra bag of food when they are going shopping, that would really help us out.

“The more support we can get, the more we can help people.”

All donations can be dropped off at PETstock Belconnen, PETstock Tuggeranong and PETstock Fyshwick. For more information, click here.

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