Fundraisers set for dog-rescue charity  

| 11/09/2018
CNS Local Life

Rescued dog Orbit with Caroline Johnston on his release from the pound

(CNS Local Life): One Dog at a Time (ODAAT) has planned several fundraising events over the next few months to help support its efforts. The charity rescues dogs from the pound as well as helps abandoned and stray canines. ODAAT pays for all vaccinations, spays or neuters dogs, and places them in foster homes until the right forever home can be found.

On 20 September, ODAAT will be holding its “Locked Inn” fundraiser, in which teams solve puzzles and obtain clues to “escape” from their chosen room within 45 minutes, said an ODAAT press release. The cost is $50 per person, with teams limited to six people each. The price includes a buffet and two drinks. The deadline for registration is Thursday, 13 September.

Next month ODAAT is putting on its car treasure hunt. From 2pm on Sunday, 14 October, starting at Rackam’s, participants armed with “cameras, a pen and a good sense of direction” will need to solve riddles and crack the code to win the treasure, said ODAAT in the press release.

Clues and question sheets will be issued on the day for this family event. Treasure hunters will leave at timed intervals from the restaurant. The cost to enter is $40 per car in advance and $50 on the day.

The charity also runs two shops. The ‘New To You’ thrift store, located at unit 26, the Warehouses on Bodden Road, offers a variety of clothes and shoes available for children and adults, as well as a selection of books, handbags and small homeware items. The shop is open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm and every Wednesday between 5pm and 7pm.

There is also a larger ‘New To You’ shop, at Unit 2, Row 2 JJT Warehouses, at which ODAAT holds regular warehouse sales for larger items such as furniture, electronics, items for the home and garden, carpets, children’s toys and miscellaneous items. The shop will be opening soon on a weekly basis.

Additional donations to ensure stocks are replenished and varied are always welcomed.

“We are always looking for more help, whether it be manning the shops or new fosters,” said Caroline Johnston, ODAAT vice president in the press release.

“We supply everything needed for our fosters, so fostering is a fantastic way to experience having a pet without any financial commitment or worry. Some of our families that help, adopt the dog or puppy they have been looking after, too. Once the dogs have been adopted, we continue offering help and assistance where required.”

Anyone able to help with fostering or interested in volunteering call 917-8284 or contact ODAAT on Facebook or their website


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