27 October, 2022
Super film night helps homeless pets
SUPER-pups from near and far came together last weekend as the Mareeba Animal Refuge teamed up with the Mareeba Drive-In to host a “super awesome” movie fundraising night.
The two businesses joined forces to bring DC Super Pets to the big screen, with refuge volunteers selling tickets for their $100 board, their Christmas raffle and pre-sales on their 2023 calendar during the screening.
The event was a success, with moviegoers kindly donating bags of wet and dry food and raising $136 altogether.
“We approached Ann-Marie (one of the owners of the drive-in) a little while ago to see if there was an opportunity to do some fundraising together and we were waiting for the right moment,” Refuge volunteer and event organiser Sue Jodner said.
“Just as important, was the chance for our volunteers to chat with people about the refuge and the work it does for animals in need.”
Drive-in owners Ann-Marie Donnelly, Jason Donnelly, Josephine Doger de Speville and Craig Torrisi bought along their own pups as well to enjoy the experience.
“(The refuge) does a very important job in our community and we love connecting locals, so when the opportunity came up with an appropriate movie, we thought it would be really nice,” Ann-Marie said.