Jeff Hickson, Store Manager of Petbarn Rockhampton
Jeff Hickson, Store Manager of Petbarn Rockhampton

Petbarn sets up Giving Tree to help unwanted pets this Xmas

WITH thousands of loveable pets without a home this Christmas, Petbarn Rockhampton is calling on local residents to get behind two of The Pet Foundation's Christmas fundraising initiatives, which aim to raise over $400,000 for local animal shelters and pet related causes this year.

The Pet Foundation, which is the charitable arm of Petbarn and Greencross Vets, was established by Australia's leading pet care company, Greencross Group Limited, to actively support pet welfare programs.

For the first time, The Pet Foundation, is selling a unique Christmas Advent Calendar specifically for pets through Petbarn stores with all profits from sales going towards animal charities in need. The calendar comes with two delicious healthy yoghurt drops per day for your furry friend, which are also safe for human consumption, should the children decide to have a taste. The calendars are currently on sale in store for $12.88.

In addition, Petbarn Rockhampton will be kicking off its annual Christmas Giving Tree Appeal this week, whereby pet lovers can purchase either a $3, $5 or $10 Christmas tree decoration which comes in two parts - one to hang on the Petbarn Rockhampton Giving Tree and one to take home for their very own family Christmas tree.

Jeff Hickson, Store Manager of Petbarn Rockhampton says that these two fundraising initiatives are a great easy way for locals to show their support.

"Our pets bring happiness and joy into our lives each day, they make us laugh and even help us stay active, so what a better way to celebrate them this Christmas than by giving back to those pets in need," said Jeff.

"Importantly, profits from these initiatives will go towards helping local animal shelters and rescue groups, so that they can continue to do the great work they do. Some of these charities include RSPCA, Cat Haven, Lort Smith, Cat Corner, Pet Haven Foundation, just to name a few.

"The holiday gift giving period is a very busy time for the shelters and buying a Christmas decoration from our Petbarn Rockhampton Giving Tree or purchasing a Christmas advent calendar for your pet is a simple way to show your support," said Jeff.

The Pet Foundation is dedicated to providing support for animal rescue organisations and ensuring every animal has a loving place to call home. Since launching in 2012, the Foundation has raised over $2.5 million dollars for local animal charities.

To find out more contact Petbarn Rockhampton:
363 Yaamba Road, Rockhampton, Tel: 3181 3270 or visit

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