Put paws in your pocket for mum

Published Friday 6 May 2016

MONEY raised from the annual Paws and Claws mothers day raffle will be spent on much needed veterinary bills which top almost $3500 a month.

The popular animal welfare refuge and shelter is full to the brim with pets in need of special care. Paws and Claws president Michael Kerr hoped people would give generously not only for the shelter, but to be in the running for a host of special Mothers Day prizes.

“There are some fantastic prizes for mum up for grabs, and every dollar goes back into the shelter,” Kerr said.

“All the money raised will go towards the daily operations of the facility which is rent, water, electricity, food for the animals, medicines etc.

“The average vet bills are around $3500 a month and the property itself costs around $1700 a week to run, and that’s including all the donations.”

A luxury Mothers Day hamper valued at $250 can be won with its contents donated by Sassi, With Sugar, Life Pharmacy, Port Douglas Newsagent, Fun Stuff by Lynda and Coles.

QT Port Douglas Resort has also donated a special mothers day champagne lunch voucher worth $140.

Other prizes up for grabs include a luxury sunset sail for two with Sailaway, two dinner vouchers at Salsa Bar and Grill, food and beverage vouchers at Barbados, a chocolate hamper from Coffee Works, and a lunch voucher at Lure Restaurant and bar.

Tickets are being sold today outside Coles on Macrossan Street until 4pm, and tomorrow from 9am-1pm. They can also be purchased by phoning Ann at the shelter on 0467 691 771.

The raffle will be drawn tomorrow at 3pm.