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Twirl

Help Feed TWICE as Many Dogs in Need

IMPORTANT UPDATE: A generous donor has offered to  match donations dollar for dollar until $10,000 in donations  has been reached.

That means you have twice the impact on our ability to feed our dogs.

We recently received the heartbreaking news that our dog food sponsorship has ended.

This sponsorship has been a lifeline for us, covering almost all our feeding costs for the last 20 years and will have a huge impact on our already increasing operational expenses.

Many of our dogs are on specialised diets to assist them with health, injury and age-related issues. Funding the food that our dogs desperately need could add up to an extra $150,000 each year on top of already rising costs.

With the support of our generous donor, you can make twice  the difference if you donate today.

We Need to Fund Our Dogs’ Special Diets

For the health and well-being of our dogs, many of them are on specialised diets and therefore require different types of dog food. Shelter dogs need these specialised diets tailored to their unique needs as they often experience heightened stress and are recovering from injuries, surgeries or trauma.

That’s why we are asking for donations, so we can buy the right type of food to look after our dogs.

One day we may need nutrient-rich food for young pups, the next week we may need a special high-protein diet for our canine senior citizens. Every dollar counts.

We need your financial support to be able to cater to every dog’s needs.

All donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.

If you are looking for alternative donation options such as bank transfer, PayPal, or cheque, please click here to find other ways to donate.

Dog eating food
Baxter
$123
Warren
11 June
$123
John
11 June May
$21
Barry
11 June
$204
Cynthia
11 June
$1000
Anna
11 June
$266
Ralph
11 June
$20
Lindy
10 June
$511
Jihee
10 June
$102
Juliette
10 June
$204
Ximena
10 June
$36
Denise
10 June

What Our Dogs Eat Is Crucial for Their Recovery

For our dogs, one size does not fit all. If we didn’t provide the appropriate nutrition and support to dogs like Twirl, she would likely not have survived.

Not long after being born at the Hobart Dogs’ Home, Twirl’s growing slowed and she started losing weight. Her gums became pale and she developed anaemia. She needed help.

Our amazing vet team advised a specialised diet and rest in foster care. After a few months of treatment and eating the right food, Twirl thrived. Today she is well loved in a family home, enjoying the life she may not have otherwise had the opportunity to live.

DONATE and take advantage of our generous donor’s matched giving offer – you can help provide specialised nutrition to TWICE as many dogs.

Meet Some of Our Dogs!

Hover over their pictures to find out why a specialised diet was so important for them.

These dogs had very different dietary needs while in our care. From nursing mums to frail pups, allergy sufferers to the elderly, every one of them recovered and thrived with the right foods and supplements to help them bounce back.

Tap their pictures to find out why a specialised diet was so important for them.

These dogs had very different dietary needs while in our care. From nursing mums to frail pups, allergy sufferers to the elderly, every one of them recovered and thrived with the right foods and supplements to help them bounce back.

Why We Are Not Asking for More Food Donations

While we deeply appreciate the public’s generosity in donating dog food and will continue to use what is provided, cash donations are urgently needed to cover this cost.

• Many dogs require specialised diets tailored to their needs, which vary widely.
Managing stock levels and avoiding wastage due to expiry dates is crucial.
Consistency in diet is essential for the well-being of our dogs, avoiding upset stomachs. Malnourished and stressed dogs already experience gut issues.
• Donated food may not meet the specific nutritional needs of many dogs in our care.
• Limited resources mean we are unable to transport donated food between our locations.
• Very limited storage space at our Homes means we have to keep supply low and order frequently. Any overflow piles up, blocking corridors.

We do understand however that this may be the only way that you wish to support the dogs. If you would still like to donate food, please kindly click here to find out the brands that most Homes are using. Thank you for your support.

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