The Animal Welfare League Qld along with Purina will offer food packs to Ozcare clients which they hope will bring some extra holiday cheer this Christmas.

The project spans across all of Ozcare’s South East Queensland Community Care locations, including Brisbane, Logan, North Lakes, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast region and will see 500 elderly residents with pets receive a gift bag from AWLQ including dry food to help over the Christmas period.

AWLQ Spokesperson Katie Garrett says the outreach project has been in the pipeline for a while and with the help of Purina the rehoming centre has been able to offer these food bundles to community pets.

“With the shelter often overloaded with surrendered animals, we appreciate the love and care that the elderly residents of South East Queensland show towards their companion animals and are so grateful that we can give back to this area of our community” Ms Garrett says.

Ozcare’s State Manager Marketing, Sarah Chapman says Ozcare is extremely grateful to Animal Welfare League Queensland for their generous donation of pet care packs to their seniors.

“Pets offer elderly people, who often live alone, loving companionship and comfort. These packs will help our clients care for their beloved cats and dogs at what can be a financially stressful time of the year,” Ms Chapman says.