Redland Animal Shelter receives extra donations during COVID-19 crisis

RESIDENTS have been showing their kindness to our furry friends during COVID-19, dropping off more blankets and gifts than usual at Council's Animal Shelter.

ADOPTION: Animal shelter officer Cassandra Allen with Red, an Australian Kelpie whIch is up for adoption.

ADOPTION: Animal shelter officer Cassandra Allen with Red, an Australian Kelpie whIch is up for adoption.

The Redland Animal Shelter at Cleveland reopened to the public on May 16 after being open only for appointments since late March due to COVID-19.

Mayor Karen Williams said while people's lives had changed as a result of COVID, it was wonderful to see so many were sparing a thought for animals seeking a forever home.

"People have been going out of their way to deliver donations of bedding, towels, pet food and toys to the shelter," she said.

"Despite the challenges we all face with COVID-19, the shelter has received more donations than usual for this time of year."

DAN AND RED: Animal shelter officer Daniel Watts with Red, the Australian Kelpie which is up for adoption.

DAN AND RED: Animal shelter officer Daniel Watts with Red, the Australian Kelpie which is up for adoption.

Cr Williams said animal shelter workers had also been feeling the Redlands Coast kindness with a delivery of sweets for the team from a regular shelter supporter.

Anyone wanting to donate blankets and towels for the animals can place them in the donation bins located outside the shelter's main entry gate at 265 South Street, Cleveland.

Have you witnessed an act of kindness lately? Enter Council's competition to win a $50 voucher. Share a photo or video on social media (use #RCKindness), or email a 25-word or less description to kindness@redland.qld.gov.au.

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