The Bunbury rescue shelter that has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed more than 2,000 animals is currently facing uncertainty about its future.
South West Animal Rescue (SWAR) Coordinator Tanya Adams advised that the organisation urgently needs support in order to keep its doors open in 2019 and continue saving abandoned domestic animals.
With a small team of just five, the group re-homes up to 200 animals a year, working with local pounds and rangers, while also providing low cost sterilisations within the region.
“Our rescue home is a relatively small one and we struggle for funding – sadly though, there will always be a need for SWAR to keep running as there is a lot of animals needing help in the region,” Tanya stated.
The animal shelter has been given a welcome boost with a grant from P&N Bank’s Helping &nds program.
“The P&N Helping &nd grant will be used for veterinary expenses for the rescue animals, who are all vaccinated, sterilised, microchipped, vet checked and treated for fleas and worms prior to being re-homed,” Tanya said.
“Support like this, as well as community donations of pet food or items such as cat litter, makes a real difference to SWAR and the animals we rescue.”
P&N Bank Bunbury Branch Manager Donna Gibbs said the Bank was delighted to be able to support such an important community organisation in the south west region.
“This is exactly what P&N’s Helping &nd program is all about – providing financial support which can be directed into an area of need, such as giving hope to abandoned pets,” Donna said.
“As WA’s largest locally owned bank, this is why we exist; to enrich the lives of our customers and the communities in which they live.”
Find out more about the Helping &nds program.
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