Welcome to Peninsula Animal Aid
Peninsula Animal Aid (PAA) has been taking in stray and abandoned animals for 43 years. PAA is a not for profit organisation run entirely by unpaid volunteers. PAA volunters work tirelessly to make sure the animals in our care are reunited with their families or find loving new families who will continue to care for them. PAA has positions vacant for volunteers.
Cats and dogs available through the shelter and in foster care are updated on the site daily, so keep checking in to stay updated. Go to Adopt A Pet for more information about how to adopt an animal from PAA, including our adoption fees.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND PAA - ARNOLD’S STORY
The following story is written by Jan Jorgenson about her father in law Arnold. Arnold is a great supporter of PAA and we thank Arnold from all the cats and kittens.
In September 2009, Arnold Jorgensen’s daughter-in-law, Jan, commenced her association with the cattery at PAA. Arnold and his late wife Val, wanted to support in some way. It was suggested that they could collect aluminium cans to raise funds for kitten food. Val, driving her electric powered scooter, would be the spotter and Arnold would be the collector. Arnold named their project “Cans for Cats.”
Sadly, Val passed away in April 2011. Each morning at sunrise, Arnold walks up to 2 kilometres and collects what he sees along the way. He now has a great circle of friends and neighbours who collect from their workplaces, parties and when walking their dogs. Arnold unpacks and checks each can and re-packs them in large bags and every 3 weeks he and his son, Gary, take a van load of cans to the scrap yard. Arnold supplements these funds with his own and each week Jan contacts the cattery supervisor to find out what foods are required i.e. Kitten food, biscuits, milk, sardines etc.
Arnold approaches life with such fervour at the age of 92. He mows his own lawn, does all his own house duties, loves reading, wood-working, fishing and discussing the daily news. He takes great pleasure in doing his little bit to help the cats and kittens at PAA and has great admiration for all of the volunteers.
Well done to all the hard working volunteers and thank you from all our sponsors, donors and the general support we have had from our local community.
Q & A page new to our website03.10.2013
Check out the new Q & A page added to our website.