18 November, 2022
Fur-friendly calendars on sale
MAREEBA Animal Refuge has officially re-leased their 2023 calendar, featuring some of the regions cutest fur-babies.
The calendars were launched last year to help raise funds for the local refuge and proved to be quite popular.
With the help of local businesses and pet owners who wanted to show off their pets’ best angles, the newest calendar was created.
Reguge volunteer and fundraising coordinator Andreas Jodner is keen to sell them as the year comes to an end.
“Sponsorship was obtained by approaching local businesses for adverts and pet owners submitted their pet photos to help cover printing costs,” he said.
“They are available now from Central Vets, the vets in Kuranda and Fantasy Tails or from our volunteers stall at the Mareeba IGA and Mareeba Leagues Club.”
The refuge will celebrate 15 years on the 15 November this year, hoping to hit it’s $15,000 fundraising goal before the big celebration.
Refuge staff member and Friends for Animals president Felicity Pollard said the refuge has raised $3,500 so far.
“Some big businesses have thrown in some larger sums and everyone has pitched in little bits,” she said.
“Every little bit helps and honestly it is so awesome to have a great community of people who can volunteer, adopt and donate – we need the community and the community needs us.”
Donations to the Mareeba Animal Refuge’s 15-year fundraiser can be made via bank transfer to
Account number: 113217335,
Account name: Friends of the Animals.