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Petbarn Foundation Tree of Hope Appeal raised over $1,000,000

Over $1 million raised through The Petbarn Foundation’s annual Tree of Hope Appeal ...

Thanks to the generous donations of Aussies across the nation, The Petbarn Foundation has raised an incredible $1,070,506 which will go towards helping animals in need through this year's Tree of Hope Appeal.

Chief Executive Officer at Greencross Limited, Simon Hickey says: “We are incredibly humbled by the support and kindness of Aussies who have donated to the Tree of Hope Appeal this year. Collectively, over $1 million was raised nationwide, which will go directly towards providing care and treatment for sick, injured, lost and abandoned animals, rescuing animals in crisis and educating people on responsible pet ownership”.

“The generous contribution of the community will help thousands of Australian animals and will give them the chance to put a better paw forward in 2019,” Simon continues.

The appeal ran for six weeks with the goal to assist animal welfare groups in continuing the great work they do in building a positive future for animals of all shapes and sizes. 

The national appeal raised funds through selling $3 'Joy', $5 'Love', $10 'Hope' Christmas decorations in Petbarn, City Farmers and Greencross Vets locations.

Since launching in 2012, over $11.7 million has been raised through The Petbarn Foundation for our foundation partners which includes over 100 animal shelters and welfare agencies from across Australia.

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About the Petbarn Foundation:

The Petbarn Foundation is the charitable arm of Australia’s leading pet care company, the Greencross Limited. Since we started our work in 2012, the foundation has raised over $11.7 million dollars in support of animal welfare. Our patronage extends to providing funding, veterinary services, food and pet care goods in support of animals in need across Australia.

In the last seven years our assistance has benefited more than 100 animal welfare programs and partner shelters. Our Petbarn RSPCA Adoption Centres have re-homed over 39,000 pets through placement.

With a focus on enriching the lives of pets and the people who love them, the Foundation is built around a “Five R’s Philosophy”:

- Reduce the number of pets that are euthanised each year
- Rescue pets in crisis and encourage Australians to think of adoption first
- Rehabilitate pets with behavioural issues to ensure they can remain part of a loving family
- Responsible pet ownership
- Relieve some of the stresses, strains and hardships people face through the calming influence of pets 

Photo Credit: (lead image) - Ashleigh Murphy, Petbarn Store Manager

MEDIA RELEASE, 24th April 2019

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