This article is from the Townsville Bulletin issue of Thursday, 10 Sep
A TOWNSVILLE animal charity struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic is hopeful a charity walk will help it get back on track.
A menagerie of pets will descend upon Sherriff Park for the Angel-Paws pledge walk this Sunday, raising vital funds for the charity. Organisation president Clayton Cook said the walk would be its first event since coronavirus crippled its fundraising.
“This is our first event since the COVID-19 restrictions came in, we’re hoping to make up for lost time,” Mr Cook said.
“Without organisations like Angel-Paws in the community, we wouldn’t have our valuable volunteers to help the animals that can’t help themselves.”
He said the stroll would be lots of fun for the whole family.
“It’s a bit of fun, come down with your fur babies and your kids and support Angel-Paws and responsible pet ownership.
“We’ll have coffee carts and a sausage sizzle , it’ll be a great family day out and we’d really like to encourage people to come along and support us.” Angel-Paws general manager Larissa Huxley said some of the charity’s own animals will be at the walk. “One of our all-time favourites is Woody the tripod,” she said. “He’s a three-legged dog who was shot.
If anyone wants to meet him this will be a great opportunity.” Ms Huxley hoped the community would rally behind the event. “COVID-19 has knocked things around, but the pledge will be really spread out. “I’m hoping around 500 people attend, but we’ll be happy if 50 people show up,” Ms Huxley said. The event will run from 8.30am-11 .30am, tickets can be purchased online for $15 each.