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Pet adoption numbers up

Saturday, 9th May, 2015

Broken Hill Pet Rescue foster carer Muriel Theoharidis with Teddy as they get ready for the garage sale today. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Broken Hill Pet Rescue foster carer Muriel Theoharidis with Teddy as they get ready for the garage sale today. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

By Emily Roberts

After a record number of animals adopted locally, Broken Hill Pet Rescue is hoping to keep the success going with a garage sale today.

President Alicia Stewart said last month was a good one for the rescue group.

“It’s the biggest number of adoptions we have had since we started running four years ago,” she said.

“Last month, 17 animals (six cats, 10 dogs, and one rabbit) were adopted into local homes.

“I think a lot of it has been due to awareness and people wanting to help.”

Ms Stewart said their Facebook page helps a lot to promote the animals available for adoption.

The group is hoping the garage sale will be a big fundraising event.

“All the money raised will go towards paying for expenses and caring for the rescue animals.

“Money raised helps to pay for feeding the animals, caring for them and transport.

“It also helps to subsidise other rescue groups who travel here to collect the animals.”

Ms Stewart said rescue groups take almost 85 per cent of the animals rescued from the pound.

The garage sale will start today at 8am in Kaolin Street, near Thomas Street. Look for the yellow balloons on the fence.

“We will have lots of tools, toys, furniture and jewellery for sale.

“There are also lots of kids clothes, kitchen ware, household items, linen, craft items, furniture, outdoor equipment and push bikes.

“There will be lots of bargains.

“At our last garage sale we raised about $800 which was excellent. 

“All of the money raised goes back to the rescue group, which is run by careers and volunteers.

“We will also have a sausage sizzle.”

Ms Stewart said the goods for the garage sale were donated by carers and their friends, family and colleagues.

“There will be an information stand with anyone looking to know more about the group,” she said.

“Come and support a really wonderful local community organisation.

“We provide foster care and support for the rescued pets of Broken Hill.”

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