Thousands raised for abandoned, injured pets during holiday appeal

SMILES ALL ROUND: Petbarn Dubbo employee Oliver Dorrough with puppy Pinky, one of the dogs available for adoption at the store which will benefit from the donations. Photo: ORLANDER RUMING
SMILES ALL ROUND: Petbarn Dubbo employee Oliver Dorrough with puppy Pinky, one of the dogs available for adoption at the store which will benefit from the donations. Photo: ORLANDER RUMING

The Dubbo community has donated almost $3000 to help injured, lost and abandoned animals.

Petbarn’s annual Tree of Hope Appeal raised $2774. The six week appeal – run through The Petbarn Foundation, Greencross Vets and City Farmers – encouraged residents to buy a $3, $5 or $10 Christmas decoration.

Greencross CEO Martin Nicholas said Dubbo helped raise much needed funds to help animals in need.

“All funds raised through the Appeal will go directly to helping local animal rescue groups continue their work supporting animals, including providing care and treatment for sick, injured, lost and abandoned animals, rescuing animals in crisis and educating people on responsible pet ownership,” Mr Nicholas said.

“We would like to thank the Dubbo community once again for participating in this year’s Tree of Hope Appeal. Our aim of helping thousands of animals in need would not would not have been possible without your support.”

Nationally, the Tree of Hope Appeal raised more than $878,000.