Youngsters Nixon and Gypsy need a home ASAP + Show your support for animal rescue pets at the Walk For Awareness
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Spring 2018
This newsletter is produced by volunteers. 4 Paws is a non-profit organisation providing refuge for homeless dogs and cats on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
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friend, please come along with a canine friend next Sunday to support Sunshine Coast rescue pets

Animal welfare: Walking the talk

The annual gathering of dogs and their humans at Kawana Lake in support of animal welfare often leaves Julie Penlington feeling quite choked up.
The 4 Paws founder and President (above right) says reconnecting with dogs she has found homes for is very moving. ‘Some of these dogs had an awful start to life and are now in loving families and look so happy.’
‘It can also be quite overwhelming to see so many local people coming out in support of animal welfare.’
One dog Julie recalls is Jimmy (pictured above left). ‘Jimmy came to us from the Pound a very frightened little boy. He was particularly scared of men. It was so lovely to see him again at the last Walk, to see how happy he is. His new owners adore him. The husband had an accident some time ago and Jimmy is his devoted companion.’
4 Paws started the Walk almost a decade ago to show local people what animal welfare organisations do and to highlight the value of rescue dogs and cats.

In 2011 rain poured down during the Walk and the Sunshine Coast Daily headline read: 'I hope I don't step in a poodle.'
This is the third year the Walk will be held in partnership with SCARS as Walk For Awareness. ‘It made sense to combine our resources to get our message out to more people on the Coast.’
Julie says the Walk is a great resource for dog owners and people thinking about adopting a rescue pet.
‘There is a dog training exhibition and vets from Nicklin Way will be there to talk about general animal health and wellbeing, ticks and nutrition. Animal Emergency Services will be giving advice on pet First Aid.
‘If you are thinking about adopting or fostering a pet, come to the 4 Paws stand and ask for information.'
Water for dogs will be available on the day and there will be drink and food stalls.
Two walks will be held – a short walk and a longer one. Elderly or unwell dogs can relax in the shade with their owners.
All dogs on leads please.
How to care for your dog in the heat
To support the work of 4 Paws, click on the red Donate link below to take you to our 4 Paws donation page. 

Adopt me!

Nixon: 2 yrs, Shih-Tzu, male and Gypsy: 6 mths, Shih-Tzu, female 
These gorgeous indoor pups urgently need a home of their own. Because they are young it's important we get them settled into a new loving family as soon as possible. They adore people and Nixon, in particular, loves hanging out with his family. Once he feels secure in a new environment he's a very chilled-out guy. Gypsy is still a puppy and loves playing with her toys. They need a new owner who can commit to their grooming requirements and their ongoing education and training. 
Adoption fee: $795 the pair. If you'd like to meet Nixon and Gypsy please contact us
Click here to go to the adoption process page on the 4 Paws website.

Sponsor me!

Dolly: 11 years, Maltese Cross, female
This beautiful vision-impaired girl has settled in so well with her carers and their 'fur family' that she will stay with them for the rest of her days as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident. Her carers just adore her and 'Princess Dolly' enjoys her cuddles and daily walks.
Dolly's monthly sponsorship requirement is $45. Please contact us if you'd like to sponsor her.
To learn more about sponsoring a Permanent Resident click here

Pets available for adoption

Click on the photo of a pet below to read more about them on the 4 Paws website adoption process page. To see other pets available for adoption click here to go to our website. Navigate to the pages for cat and dog adoptions. To adopt a pet, you need to complete an adoption application. This helps us ensure that you and the pet you have chosen are a good match.
Dexter: almost 2, male
This adventurous youngster is a real character and full of fun and energy. Smart as a whip he's learned to sit and wait for food on command. He came into our care as a kitten with his mum. But as with all 'teenagers', his energy is a bit too much for her and we are adopting them out separately. Dexter would thrive in a quiet, indoor environment with older children who can play with him.
Adoption fee: $140
RayRay: 5 yrs, Terrier cross, male
After a scary start at the Pound, RayRay has now gained his confidence thanks to a wonderful 4 Paws foster family. This cheeky chap loves cuddles and his perfect match would be a Sunshine Coast family that already has a calm dog and no children. RayRay hasn't lived with children before. 
Adoption fee: $495
Max: 8 yrs, Lhasa Apso, male
This handsome boy is a typical Sunshine Coast bloke - he loves walking and mucking around on the beach! Max is well behaved and gets on well with other dogs. He's best suited to a home without small children. He'd love to be part of your loving family.
Adoption fee: $495
Hugo: 6 yrs, male, exotic mixed breed
Hugo could  be the next James Bond. He's handsome and sleek and likes to play with toys. This thrill-seeker prefers the company of small dogs to cats! You'll love him.
Adoption fee: $140
Adoption Tally 2018
Pets adopted since the start of the year: Dogs: 30 Cats: 10
Pets currently in the care of 4 Paws: Dogs: 79 Cats: 49

Save that date!

Walk For Awareness
Sunday September 23, Kawana Lake, EastBank Foreshore: 7.30am to 10.30am
The Fun Run - 4 Paws Stall
Sunday September 16,  Kawana Lake. 4 Paws is the chosen charity this year
4 Paws Sausage Sizzle
Caloundra Bunnings, 4th Tuesday of each month
4 Paws Kawana Stall
October 9,10
November 6,7

Buderim BWMC Christmas Fair Stall
Saturday November 24

Community Partnership Funding grant sets tails wagging at 4 Paws

4 Paws has again received generous ongoing financial support from Sunshine Coast Council, helping us re-home pets on the Sunshine Coast. 
4 Paws President Julie Penlington said Council’s support was vital to the work of 4 Paws.
‘We are very grateful to Sunshine Coast Council for this year's Community Partnership Funding of $12,000,’ she said.

Under the program, Council will give 4 Paws $12,000 a year for three years. 
The purpose of the Community Partnership Funding Program is for Council to work in partnership with the community to achieve council’s priorities. The Community Partnership Funding Program provides up to three-year funding towards operational expenses to not-for-profit organisations that provide facilities or services which support the delivery of council’s corporate priorities and demonstrate broad community benefit.

‘We enjoy working with the Council on local projects. We value their support and caring attitude regarding homeless animals on the Sunshine Coast,’ Julie said.

Our volunteers and supporters rock!

4 Paws exists to give homeless dogs and cats a second chance at life with a loving family. We are a fully volunteer-run organisation and could not do what we do without the dedication and commitment of our fabulous foster carers, stall and sausage sizzle workers, cattery and Carmichael House helpers, and other wonderful volunteers. Our generous donors and sponsors provide vital funds for vet care for animals that come into our care. And we are forever grateful of the support of Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery and Sunshine Coast Council, helping us in our very worthwhile work with rescue animals.
- Julie Penlington, 4 Paws President
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