26 January, 2023
Go donuts for a cause
LOVERS of furry friends and tasty treats are being encouraged to buy a donut to help Remote Animal Assistance care for and rehome pets across rural areas.
Remote Animal Assistance is a newly established charity based in Kairi that addresses and assists in the pet overpopulation crisis in rural towns across the region that may not have easy access to a vet.
To raise funds to rehome and assist with vet care, founders Jess Leeming (pictured) and her husband James are hosting a Krispy Kreme donut drive.
“The funds will be used to facilitate flights and cover vet bills (desexing, health checks, vaccinations, microchipping etc.) for stray and surrendered animals from the remote commu-nities we service,” Jess said.
“Some communities are lucky enough to have a vet fly in every few months, but this obviously leaves them lacking when emergencies pop up.
“Supplies can also be hard to source in such remote areas of the Far North and these issues have resulted in overpopulation of animals in some communities, as well as leaving pet owners with very limited options when their pets need urgent vet attention.
“Our long-term goal is to work together with these communities to facilitate regular vet visits and desexing drives, as well as improved access to supplies such as parasite preventa-tives and basic first aid supplies.
“But for now, we have started our efforts by assisting with the rehoming of stray and surrendered animals from these communities.”
To buy a box of Krispy Kreme for the drive, visit www.remoteanimalassistance.com/prod-uct-page/krispy-kreme-donuts. Orders close on 31 January.