SAFE Broome gearing up to host annual Cause 4 Paws fundraiser

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SAFE puppy, Popcorn.
Camera IconSAFE puppy, Popcorn. Credit: Abby Murray/Abby Murray

SAFE Broome will host its annual Cause 4 Paws event next month, with all funds raised to help vulnerable animals.

Held at the Oasis Bar on September 26, the event will kick off from 4pm and host a disco, games, live music, door prizes, a silent and live auction and raffles.

All funds raised will go directly to SAFE, to contribute to vet bills and the cost of flights to Perth, which are essential when re-homing animals in Broome is not possible.

SAFE’s monthly vet bills average between $5000 and $7000, but with the introduction of the tick disease, the organisation is spending more on each dog for testing and treatment.

SAFE kitten, Ariel.
Camera IconSAFE kitten, Ariel. Credit: Abby Murray

This year alone, SAFE has re-homed more than 200 animals, with the organisation re-homing 550 animals in total from Broome and surrounds last year.

SAFE volunteer Abby Murray said the organisation did not receive regular funding.

“We are run solely by volunteers,” she said.

“We are desperately seeking help from local businesses and residents in order to maintain operation.”

Last year’s Cause 4 Paws event saw more than 500 people attend. Tickets are on sale now for $25 and children can enter free.

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