4 Paws Animal Rescue was one of the 20 organisations to
receive a community grant from the Buderim Foundation this year. The grant of
$2500 will be used to install solar power in their office and the emergency
President of 4 Paws Animal Rescue, Julie Penlington said
that they were very excited and honoured when informed they were one of the
lucky recipients on the Good News Night.
“We are a 100% volunteer run organisation, no wages are paid
and we like to minimise costs so all money we receive can go into the vet care
and housing of our animals,” Julie said.
“The grant means we can reduce our costs further and more
funding can go towards the housing and care of animals in our emergency
The emergency housing can be home to some animals for a
couple of days, but to other animals longer. The animals are bought to 4 Paws
for a variety of reasons and the housing allows a place for them to stay while
waiting for medical treatment before finding them a new home in the community.
“We take in a lot of abandoned or surrendered pets and help
find them new homes, sadly we have many because their elderly owners have
passed away,” Julie said.
4 Paws Animal Rescue has been caring for and helping
relocate animals since 2005, for more information on donating or adopting a pet
please visit http://www.4pawsanimalrescue.org.au/.