Lifestyle

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



Friday night chat with Jordan

CONNECTING YOUTH: Jordan Smith has a show called Youth Chat on Friday nights on 103.1FM Loving Life.

Loving Life presenter talks about why he has his show Youth Chat

Cyclone Debbie puts Clarence Valley back on flood watch

A BOM radar image of the eye of the storm passing over the Whitsundays.

Heavy falls could cause flooding on Thursday and Friday

Government to adopt greyhound industry changes

GREYHOUNDS: The start of race one at Thabeban Park which was won by number eight Smiles All round.

State MP Chris Gulaptis welcomes changes to keep greyhounds racing

Local Partners

Debating brings schools together

CVAS takes part in Northern NSW school debate as part of competition


CMC Rocks is just the ticket for Eric Paslay

HAPPY TO BE HERE: American country singer Eric Paslay will play CMC Rocks 2017.

Country music singer is touring overseas for the first time.

Pitching in to help Tyirra's brave fight

Tyirra McGrady, who is fighting a brain tumour in Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane.

Tyirra McGrady diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was four

12 things to do in the Clarence Valley

John Ashby and his son Joel are taking part in the upcoming Lower Clarence Relay For Life.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

‘I feel sh*t’: Agonising Married At First Sight split

IT’S the Married At First Sight break-up we knew would eventually happen. And when it did it was miserable and excruciating.

Married at First Sight's controversial groom laying low

MAFS’ Anthony chooses to stay with wife Nadia at their vow renewal.

Anthony in hiding after backlash over his MAFS appearance

Seven, Nine’s crazy cyclone battle

Ruth Western ain't got time for Cyclone Debbie.

Reporters are battling fierce winds, and locals who won’t play ball.

MAFS bride shops around new love story

Nadia Stamp has put a price tag on her new man.

Nadia is shopping her $4000 new man ... and it’s not Anthony.

Kyle Sandilands declares war after dodgy editing

Shock jock Kyle Sandilands has issued a grim on-air warning

HEARTBREAK: M'boro farmer misses out on love on reality show

Susan Rawlings and Sean Hollands in a scene from Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Hearts were broken during Sunday's Married at First Sight episode.

MKR recap: The one where they actually get around to cooking

It’s amazing. They’re actually doing some cooking on this episode.

IT’S been nine weeks and the MKR teams shock us by actually cooking.

Luxury hotel expands $400m water park development

Developer to push on with second stage of massive new water park

Dalwood waterfall up for sale

Two people have died at Dalwood Falls, Ballina.

How would you like to own your very own waterfall?

Projects drive market growth in Clarence Valley

IN DEMAND: Yamba emerged as a top performer in houses and units in the latest real estate figures.

Influx of jobs to region bodes well for real estate

It's official: Byron Bay unaffordable

MILLIONAIRES ROW: The Housing Commission house in Keats St, Byron Bay which sold at auction on Saturday for $1.65 million.

Buying a home in Bay Bay is a dream too far for some

Coast home luring interstate buyers sold

PRIZED POSITION: Blue clip location, peaceful surroundings, spacious living with swimming pool, tennis court on 4562sq
m

The property was described as a 'Queenslander with Hamptons style'

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!