Safe Pets Safe Families Open Day
It’s been a busy year for the small group of volunteers from Safe Pets Safe Families (SPSF) Riverland branch, who have provided over 2,000 meals to companion pets in the region in 2023 so far. With their volunteer space and food bank now fully operational, the not-for-profit organisation is asking for help.
The ribbon on the doors of the Bice Street location will officially be cut at 10am, on Saturday the 21st of October, and while usually reserved for volunteers, the shop doors will stay open until 1:30pm for the community to visit and find out more about what SPSF does.
“We’re a group who are passionate about companion pets staying with their family during times of crisis, such as homelessness and domestic violence. Surrendering or leaving a pet behind, without knowing what will happen to them is heartbreaking, and adds more stress to an already traumatic time,” says regional coordinator Mandy Page.
The community is invited to enjoy a cuppa & cake over an informal chat about volunteering opportunities such as foster caring for pets, packing and delivering pet food, or helping at pop-up vet clinics.
“Dry pet food donations are much needed, so we’ll gladly receive these on the day as well,” adds Ms Page.
CEO Jennifer Howard will also be available to discuss corporate opportunities, plus testimonials from clients to emphasize the important work that is being done in the community, will be on display.
The community open day features giveaways for kids and pets, a face painter, and a raffle with fabulous prizes for pets.