Pets lead the way at 4 Paws for a CQ Cause

FEET and paws alike pattered along the Emerald Botanic Garden path this morning for the inaugural 4 Paws for a CQ Cause.

Organisers were overwhelmed by the support, with pets and their owners turning out in droves to take part in the walk which raised funds for the the not-for-profit group CQ Pet Rescue. 

Plenty of foster pups were also on standby for those who did not have their own four-legged friends.

Participants were kept entertained post walk at the McIndoe Park grounds with an abundance of market stalls, food, face painting, agility demonstrations and a musical performances by local artist Anna Farquhar. 

 

CQ Pet Rescue facts:

  • CQ Pet Recue formed in 2012.
  • CQ Pet Rescue have saved nearly 400 pets from being put to sleep, and rehomed them with loving families
  • CQ Pet Rescue have saved an additional 130 animals in the last three years by finding places for them at other rescue in both QLD and other states.
  • Adoptions fees are $350 for a dog and $200 for a cat.  The difference between adoption fees and actual costs is covered by fundraising.
  • CQ Pet Rescue does not receive any government or council subsidies - every cent is fundraised or recouped through adoption fees.
  • CQ Pet Rescue has adopted pets as far north as Townsville and as south as Melbourne.
  • CQ Pet Rescue has foster carers all over the Central Highlands region, including Emerald, Blackwater, Capella, Dysart, Anakie and Springsure.
  • Average length of time for a dog in foster care is 5 months, while cats are 10 months.
  • Average cost for veterinary care for a dog is $550, and $300 for a cat.  This does not include any additional vet care for things such as emergencies, antibiotics, or accidents.
  • The cost to feed the pets in CQ Pet Rescue's care equals approximately $20,000 a year - ALL of this food is donated to CQ Pet Rescue by the public

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