Peninsula Animal Aid (PAA) was established in 1971 and originally operated from foster homes, accepting abandoned sick and injured animals from all areas. As demand became too great for the limited resources available, PAA had to make the choice to limit our intake to just cats and dogs.
In 1974 Redcliffe City Council leased land in Huntington Street, Clontarf to accommodate a house donated by an animal lover as well as making plans for an animal shelter. In 1997, the Council, realising the great need for a shelter for abandoned cats and dogs on the Redcliffe Peninsula, offered us new premises at 313 Duffield Road, Clontarf, our current site. With continuous high demand from homeless animals coming in to the shelter we have over the years grown our capacity to take in more of these animals. Once again we are placing cats and dogs into temporary foster homes, away from the shelter until they can be re-homed. The shelter continues to be staffed by volunteer workers who are dedicated to the care and re-homing of our stray and abandoned cats and dogs,
With veterinary costs a major and unavoidable expense, along with all the day to day costs of running the shelter, we needed to raise funds to ensure that not only could we survive, but that we could provide a high standard to the cats and dogs in our care. The popular weekly hydrobath service, as well as food collection bins outside local supermarkets, our beautiful PAA Calendar, and our Santa Paws Photographs assist with our running costs. Our survival is enhanced by the ongoing generosity and support of the local community, who donate money, blankets, towels, food and more.
Our sponsorship progamme has also given a great boost to our ability to provide for the needs of our animals. A Hyundai iLoad van sponsored by the Sussman Foundation in March 2014. It is regularly used for animal transport, once carried out in private vehicles. Most of the pens in the shelter and our annual calendar are sponsored by local businesses and individuals; a great assistance with the costs of running PAA.
Peninsula Animal Aid urgently needs further donations, sponsorship and caring volunteers to help us continue this very special and worthwhile cause.