Fortunately, boosted by extra support from its Christmas 2023 appeal, Pet Refuge was able to keep up with demand, transporting a large number of pets to its shelter, and providing them with the necessary resources, veterinary care, and cuddles throughout their stay.
Via social media, Pet Refuge confirmed: “We are pleased to say this has been the most successful Christmas/New Year we have had to date, and we were able to give a safe bed to all pets who needed our help over this time period!”
A new initiative for 2024
In late January, Pet Refuge announced its new desexing fund. Although desexing is not central to the charity’s core purpose, animal welfare obviously is. “Since Pet Refuge started, there has been a consistent need for desexing. Often, the owners of these beloved pets have not only experienced domestic violence but also financial and emotional abuse, preventing the freedom and ability to get their pet desexed.
“With this money and the discount our amazing vets provide, we hope to be able to desex every pet that comes into our care in the next 12 months!”
To find out more about Pet Refuge, go to petrefuge.org.nz