WAITING: Bacall needs a home.
WAITING: Bacall needs a home.

Extended hours mean more time to adopt a fur friend

SUNSHINE Coast Animal Refuge is hoping to increase the number of cats and dogs finding homes by staying open until 5pm Tuesday to Sunday starting July 5.

“We feel like it is hard for families to come and see and potentially adopt our cats and dogs during the week as we usually close at 4pm,” SCARS manager Penny Brischke.

“First we started by increasing our Sunday trading hours, which has been an enormous success with 11 and six adoptions the last two Sundays respectively.

“Our hours are changing to 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Still closed on Mondays though.”

SCARS offers discounted desexing vouchers to be used at local Sunshine Coast vets.

“Our Desex in the City program means you can get your cat desexed for only $69 and we will pay the difference to the vets directly,” Ms Brischke said.

SCARS, an independent, not-for-profit charity cares for up to 70 dogs and 70 cats at any one time and saved 1000 cats and dogs every year.

“SCARS relies heavily on government grants and the community to keep operating,” Ms Brischke said.

You can help by donating to the Sippy Creek Animal Refuge Society online or at any Westpac Bank (BSB 034 229 Account Number 100574).

For more information visit www.sippycreek.com.au.


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