Happy Paws Haven Inc

Happy Paws Haven desperately needs your HELP Please

Happy Paws Haven desperately needs your HELP Please
Every day thousands of cats & dogs in Australia are abandoned or surrendered. Those who come in to our care are given safe haven until they find a new home, no matter how long that takes.     

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We have less than four weeks until Christmas!

Last Year with your help, we made a difference to approximately 200 cats and dogs by finding them loving forever homes, and this year we hope to do the same but we are running out of funds to do so.

Due to your generosity, we were able to rescue just over 202 cats and dogs. We desexed them all, vet checked them all, vaccinated them all, made sure they were regularly treated for parasites, and protected against heartworm-bearing mosquitoes. Every one of them visited the vet at least once.

All our fur babies were fed with premium grain-free holistic kibble to ensure they received the best nutrients they needed to give them a foundation for rehabilitation ready for their new homes. With your help they were socialised and loved, so they were no longer afraid of people and became more affectionate. They played with others of their species again so they were better prepared for their new homes.

It costs us $10.20 to provide a day’s care (shelter, food, veterinary care) for a homeless pet in our sanctuary. It costs us an additional $15 per month or 50 cents per day per animal in our care to protect them from fleas, mites, heartworm and all intestinal worms except tapeworm. Every 3 months we give the dogs all wormer tablets and the cats Profender as required by their weight.

We have a problem - we need your help to continue.

The holiday is on us, we have already had many requests for help; we have puppies and kittens waiting to be desexed and vaccinated but we do not have the funds to get this done!

Please help us help the animals and make a difference

We need to clear our outstanding accounts urgently by the end of this month if possible, particularly our vet bill for September is $9386.80, and we only have until the end of November to find the money! We need to pay October’s vet bill too, $10450.25 by Christmas.

Thanks to Your Help, this is what We have achieved this Year

We have helped a number of animals such as our special needs young lady, Sylvie. Sylvie was born with a badly deformed leg. Her owner could not look after her any longer as Sylvie could not get about on her own, so he decided to surrender her to Happy Paws as he knew we would spend the money he could not afford to amputate and fix her leg. She now lives happily as our three-legged cat, in the junior room and climbs up onto the ledge to sit in the sun or up the cat tree to be comfortable on the carpet bed waiting for someone to offer her that special home.

We have a beautiful dog who wanted to be in the next yard to play with some other dogs but there was a colour-bond fence in the way, which had been strengthened and riveted together. He kicked so hard that he kicked it open but lost his balance and cut his leg right open. Alfie is such a beautiful special little dog that we made sure he had the very best veterinary treatment and is completely recovered thanks to the wonderful staff at Riverbank Animal Hospital. Now he is running playing with the other dogs and is waiting for his special new home.

Finally, in the beginning of September, a beautiful cat called Noelene was brought in as her owner had abandoned her when they moved. New people moved in with a dog and were afraid for her. She is a very beautiful loving friendly young cat slightly underweight. We suspected she might be pregnant and turned out to be. On October 2nd she gave birth to five beautiful kittens. We were feeding her special mother and baby kitten food, giving extra supplements to help her but the babies took so much out of her that she had to go into hospital on a drip for a few days so that her body could recover. Now she is back, welcomed by her babies and recovering nicely.

Just this year alone, with your help, we have already de-sexed 14 cats, given 22 cats dentals and vaccinated 49 cats. We have also de-sexed 64 dogs, given 8 adult dogs’ dentals and vaccinated 126 dogs and puppies. Due to your wonderful donations, we have been able to give our cats and dogs the care they require enabling them to go to loving new homes. We vet check all our animals as soon as possible after they arrive and treat them medically as required.

On average we spend $1200/week on food, approximately $1400 - $2200 per month on parasite control depending whether it’s a worming month or not, every new animal is micro-chipped as they arrive, wormed, treated for heart worm and de-flead. Nor does it include any maintenance we need to do on the animal enclosures or yards etc.

We are only taking in animals in crisis now, due to our shortage of funds. We balance our intake with our rehoming rate and our capacity to care based on our funding and cash flow.

Please help us to help these animals in need

We urgently need your help to meet a shortfall in funds so that we can continue to care for every animal that turns to us for help.

The holiday season is always the worst time at Happy Paws Haven, but this year’s challenges have been unprecedented so far and have placed a huge strain on our sanctuary's resources. Litters of puppies, in particular, arrive on our doorstep as people plan to travel, move and are unable to take their animals with them or can’t find accommodation that allows them to have them.

With your help, no challenge is insurmountable. Happy Paws Haven is so fortunate to have people like you by our side. Your generosity will help sponsor the care of a special animal in our sanctuary like Bridget. It will keep them safe while they wait to be adopted by their future forever family.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please make an urgent gift now and help us cope as the summer weather worsens.

When you donate to the Happy Paws Haven today, you are helping us continue the good work that we are doing. From emergency rescue, animals in crisis all the way through to adoption, we are there for animals every step of the way. Please make a gift right now and ask your friends to do the same.

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