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Paws for Oz – It is a wrap!


    5 quick months in the past, essentially the most urgent factor on my thoughts was the Australian Bushfires and Paws for Oz.

    The movies of burnt, hungry, dehydrated and exhausted wildlife had been holding me up at evening. What began as an concept that got here to me at 4 a.m., in three quick weeks was catapulted right into a full blown worldwide fundraiser – all with the assistance of my wine trade/animal loving associates, Jennifer Hart and Meg McGrath.

    The thought was to carry collectively a world group of Pet Photographers – intense animal lovers by nature – below the banner of Paws for OzRealizing there’s power in numbers, our aim was to lift $10,000, which was later revised to $20,000 once we smashed the $10k aim!  All donations had been made on to established rescue Wildlife Victoria, to assist with rescue and rehabilitation of koalas, wombats, kangaroos, dingoes, kookaburras and lots of extra species.

    The primary part of the fundraiser concerned a silent public sale in Niagara’s wine nation. The wine neighborhood donated distinctive wines and experiences that locals had been invited to bid on on the launch occasion in January. The public sale raised virtually $7000 for Wildlife Australia, a fairly auspicious begin to the fundraiser!

    Part two was the recruitment of pet photographers – in the end twenty 9 unbelievable pet photographers joined the trigger, representing Canada, the US and Australia!

    Go massive or go dwelling!

    A large shout out and THANK YOU to everybody who supported Paws for Oz, by means of donations, time, experience and curiosity! Collectively we raised $20,753 and I’m extremely pleased with that achievement. Over $3,000 was raised was by means of Indigo Pet Pictures alone. We obtained pretty notes of thanks and appreciation from Wildlife Victoria by way of e mail and social media. To not brag, however we had been the highest fundraising workforce within the Australian Bushfire attraction on GoFundraise, the place Wildlife Victoria was taking donations! Okay, yeah, completely wished to brag about that!

    On Instagram we inspired our Paws for Ouncesphotographers to tag their posts, please click on right here for an assortment of cute photographs captured  –  together with just a few by yours actually!

    I nonetheless have a number of classes in Toronto that I’m very a lot wanting ahead to as soon as restrictions are loosened. I think about they may must be outside classes – in line with the 2020 theme of social distancing – and they are going to be a lot of enjoyable, of that I’ve little question.

    Please take care and suppose glad ideas! Give the one you love 4–legged some additional lovin’ for being such an excellent isolation companion  ?❤️?

    Cheers and wags,