Open your “pawkets” for animals in need

AS The Petbarn Foundation ushers in its annual Tree of Hope Appeal, Glenorchy animal lovers are being urged to put their hands in their “pawkets” and think about pets in need this Christmas.

The Petbarn Foundation, which is the charitable arm of Petbarn and Greencross Vets, was established to raise funds to actively support pet welfare programs.

With the generosity of Australians, including the Glenorchy community, the Petbarn Foundation hopes to raise $1 million through the appeal.

“With the help and kindness of the Glenorchy community, we are hoping to raise much needed funds to save the lives of many more animals in need across the country this Christmas,” Petbarn Derwent Park store manager Kylie Midson said.

“There are currently thousands of animals across Australia in need of a new home, which is why we are encouraging Glenorchy locals to drop into their local Petbarn store and purchase a Tree of Hope Christmas decoration.

“It’s a simple and easy way to help those animals that are less fortunate this Christmas.”

Locals can get involved in the Tree of Hope Appeal by heading into their local Petbarn Derwent Park store and purchasing a $3, $5 or $10 Christmas decoration.

The ornament comes in two separate parts – one to hang on the Petbarn Derwent Park Tree of Hope and one to take home to place on your own Christmas tree.

All profits from the appeal will go directly to helping local animal rescue groups to continue their great work in supporting animals in need.

The Petbarn Foundation Tree of Hope Appeal will run across Petbarn stores nationally until Saturday 24 December.

Caption: Petbarn Derwent Park store manager Kylie Midson.