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3 September, 2021

Gazza’s Goss: The pawfect place

This week’s Gazza’s Goss is definitely one for the animal lovers, which I honestly believe speaks for most of the Douglas Shire population.


Paws and Claws Charity Shop Manager Lynne McCord

There’s no better example than the amazing people from the Douglas Shire’s Animal Rescue, Adoption and Boarding Centre; the ‘Paws and Claws’ Refuge.

For a couple of years now, the Paws and Claws team having been working hard to raise the funds needed to help complete a new look refuge based in Craiglie.

Much of this work is done at the Paws & Claws Charity Shop at 37 Font Street in Mossman. This great community asset is run by manager Lynne McCord and a wonderful team of volunteers.

They sell quality secondhand clothing, furniture, electrical, books, bric-a-brac and much more. I would certainly suggest a browse inside, as I’m pretty sure there is something for everyone.

You can call in a snag a bargain, they’re open Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm and Saturday 9am to Midday.

If you’re ready for a Spring Clean, keep in mind that the Paws and Claws Charity Shop will always gratefully accept good quality, clean donations to sell and further support the new ‘Paws and Claws’ refuge project.

Since the new location was announced and funding confirmed from the Federal Government in 2019, great efforts have been made to get this new facility completed.

There has unfortunately been a hold up due to specific acoustic treatments only being available from a company in Melbourne. The work is well advanced though and the team are hoping to overcome this hurdle shortly.

The facility is, in fact, nearly 90 per cent complete and is already looking amazing inside. Once completed, it will offer a state-of-the-art facility where animals will be safe from the elements all year round.

Just recently, the specially made stainless steel kennels arrived and can be installed once the treatments to the completed kennel rooms are finalised.

The whole team is really looking forward to showing off this amazing facility once it’s completed and is extremely proud of what has been achieved. They are also over the moon with the community support over the years and the continuing generosity with donations and help from volunteers.

So, with a wag of the tail, this is Gazza signing out!

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You can catch up with Gazza each weekday afternoon between 4 – 7 pm on 90.9 FAB FM in Port Douglas!

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