K9 Dog Rescue Group in danger of shutting down, launches fundraising campaign

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The cost of living crisis’ effects are felt in numerous ways around town, with pets and pet care one of the first to feel the pinch as we feel the pinch on our purses.

Last month Cat Haven held another adoption fee-free weekend to try and move on some of their hundreds of cats, and now K9 Rescue Group (Inc.) has launched a GoFundMe to save their Peel home in the face of rising costs and dogs needing shelter.

“K9 Rescue Group (Inc.) wishes to inform you of the current predicament that we are experiencing,” says the GoFundMe page, launched by Katrina Barwise.

“With surrenders at an all-time high, the build of the new kennel block and vet costs per month on average at around $10,000, our finances have taken a massive hit.”

According to the page, veterinary costs alone are expected to be well over $110,000 by end of the financial year, comprising over a third of the shelter’s total running expenses.

“Although our vet bills are one of our biggest expenses, they do reflect an incredibly generous discount through the veterinary clinic that we use…

“Our annual veterinarian fees are due to the high turnover of dogs that are in and out of our kennels each week, all requiring vaccinations, microchipping, sterilisation, flea and worming treatment as well as any other necessary surgeries such as cruciate ligament surgery, tumour removals, teeth extractions etc.”

Without an injection of funds, K9 Dog Rescue Group is in danger of closing “in the foreseeable future.”

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According to the listing this would be “catastrophic” for the Peel region, and the community’s on-going donations are vital to its continued to success.

At the time of publishing the GoFundMe had just tipped over $17,000, on its way towards the $50,000 goal.

K9 Rescue Group is currently the only organisation servicing the Peel and Rockingham region, and has rescued over 16,000 dogs since it opened.

Head to the GoFundMe here, and find out more about the shelter at k9dogrescue.org.au.

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