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Pets get surprise treat

Sally Rogers of Happy Paws Haven gives Lizzy a bite of the pet food donated by P&G; Pet Foods.
Sally Rogers of Happy Paws Haven gives Lizzy a bite of the pet food donated by P&G; Pet Foods.

RAT control may be the next worry for Happy Paws Haven animal rescue centre after taking delivery of a donation of 10 enormous pallets of pet food.

"It's very exciting and it's all best quality pet food - brands like IAMS and Eukanuba," Sally Rogers, Happy Paws Haven's volunteer manager said.

"One of our volunteers works for Proctor and Gamble Pet Foods and always keeps her eye out for short-dated stock for us. They rang and asked if we were interested in pallets of dry kibble," Ms Rogers said.

After saying yes, the next challenge was how to store 10-12 months of pet food. Volunteer handyman Chris Wright took on the job of clearing out a double garage and installing a new floor at the shelter.

"We spend a lot of money each month on good quality pet food and we're funded purely by donations," she said.

Happy Paws Haven in Grafton spends around $5000 every quarter on feeding the 26 adult dogs and 100 cats and varying numbers of puppies and kittens in care at a the time.

"The money we will save might be spent on new roofing for the holding cages - any savings always go back to the animals."

Other significant costs are monthly flea and worming treatments and veterinary expenses.

A no-kill policy animal shelter, Happy Paws Haven is reliant on donations from people willing to re-house pets and two large local donors.

"It costs us $120,000 to run this place every year, but I love it."

Now looking at a double garage stacked two pallets high with pet food kibble she is hopeful of fitting in another three pallets of cat food promised for next week.

Proctor and Gamble is one of the largest international manufacturing companies behind major brands of nappies, cleaning products, drugs, and personal care products.

Topics:  animals donation grafton happy paws haven pets



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