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    Just registered for the walk, and checked out the prices.
    $9 adult, $5 consession, $5 under 16 years, and $20 for a family of four. Fairly reasonable I reckon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Regarding charity fundraisers....to me it is the same as these thousand dollar a plate huge fundraisers you see for different charities. The whole point is that it is a fundraiser, deliberately over priced and those participating know very well that it is a donation. We can all chose whether or not to participate. If we feel strongly enough but can not participate this year then we can save for the next one.
    I agree.

    I participated in their cupcake day last year, was a lot of fun and I raised about $60 (not much I know, but it was something.
    The walk just seemed an awful lot to me when some people really do want to donate something to them but then they are told their donation basically isn't good enough.... they want more.

    I understand how much it costs to run a rescue center, but as stated above, they would probably get a LOT more participants and get the word out better if they charged less 'per head'

    The Launceston walk is held very close to some 'cheap' areas of town... I know, I live in one of those cheap areas, I am surrounded by housing commission places.
    Nearly everyone on my street owns a dog, but wouldn't be able to afford $20 to do the walk. Everyone I have told how much it is (unbiased at first of course) has basically said "Heck No!"
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    I think for me personally, i would rather help rescue by buying a rescued dog, giving food, old towels and blankets and other practical things. At least then i feel like i am doing some good, for us the walk would have been nice and the social interaction would have been good but right now it is not a priority for us, i don't think the cost is fair on people that would otherwise have gone. Here in SA we also have the Animal welfare league walk, last year the walk was by donation but vet advice, dog wash, food, merchandise etc was all pay per use. We had a great afternoon, the dog got a hydro bath and a new toy, i think in the end we paid about $50 but we could see what we got for our money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEPSI View Post
    I think for me personally, i would rather help rescue by buying a rescued dog, giving food, old towels and blankets and other practical things. At least then i feel like i am doing some good, for us the walk would have been nice and the social interaction would have been good but right now it is not a priority for us, i don't think the cost is fair on people that would otherwise have gone. Here in SA we also have the Animal welfare league walk, last year the walk was by donation but vet advice, dog wash, food, merchandise etc was all pay per use. We had a great afternoon, the dog got a hydro bath and a new toy, i think in the end we paid about $50 but we could see what we got for our money!
    And boy....old towels, blankets and food are all SO gratefully appreciated!!!! Many thanks from the rescues Pepsi!!

    ETA: anyone can give to rescue with out it costing them a cent........Walking dogs for a rescue once a week is a WONDEFUL way to contribute. There is always so much to do..........
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    And boy....old towels, blankets and food are all SO gratefully appreciated!!!! Many thanks from the rescues Pepsi!!

    ETA: anyone can give to rescue with out it costing them a cent........Walking dogs for a rescue once a week is a WONDEFUL way to contribute. There is always so much to do..........
    I try to grab some extra dry food and a couple of tins each week when i go shopping, then every couple of months we go for a drive. I only costs a couple of dollars and any one can do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    And boy....old towels, blankets and food are all SO gratefully appreciated!!!! Many thanks from the rescues Pepsi!!

    ETA: anyone can give to rescue with out it costing them a cent........Walking dogs for a rescue once a week is a WONDEFUL way to contribute. There is always so much to do..........
    I thought of giving food last year to the dogs' home but ended up giving money instead as I figured they could make it go further than I could with bulk buying etc....would that be the case with most rescue places? I would have hoped the food manufacturers would give them some kind of bulk or charity discount?

    I've got a few neglected dog toys lying about the yard, do shelters accept manky old toys as donations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    And boy....old towels, blankets and food are all SO gratefully appreciated!!!! Many thanks from the rescues Pepsi!!

    ETA: anyone can give to rescue with out it costing them a cent........Walking dogs for a rescue once a week is a WONDEFUL way to contribute. There is always so much to do..........
    If only As I said, I've been trying for YEARS to volunteer at our local shelter, filled out countless application forms then never heard back I'd volunteer at yours if I could, at least you reply!

    I never thought of old towels, I have so many 'dog towels' here that used to be ours then were downgraded when we got new ones.

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    Serious, Crested? This would be the Launie one?

    That's crazy! Yet around here if you show the lsightest interest in helping in any way they will hound you.

    If I were you I would try again now if you have the time. Bear in mind all the political crap that has gone on and all those who were fired..cough...sorry, replaced - at the Tas RSPCA. The last few years haven't been pretty for them at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meegsndogs View Post
    I thought of giving food last year to the dogs' home but ended up giving money instead as I figured they could make it go further than I could with bulk buying etc....would that be the case with most rescue places? I would have hoped the food manufacturers would give them some kind of bulk or charity discount?

    I've got a few neglected dog toys lying about the yard, do shelters accept manky old toys as donations?
    Yes we do buy food in bulk, but truly, speaking for SPR we appreciate any assistance. Can't speak for others!!

    Depends on the toy. My lot shred their toys (please see the It's been busy day thread)!! so these would be inappropriate. However, toys like Cuz balls, and Aussie Dog that keep on keeping on just need a clean and they are ready to go again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    If only As I said, I've been trying for YEARS to volunteer at our local shelter, filled out countless application forms then never heard back I'd volunteer at yours if I could, at least you reply!

    I never thought of old towels, I have so many 'dog towels' here that used to be ours then were downgraded when we got new ones.
    Funny you should say that. I too (with just a tad of experience) have applied to assist my local ***** but no response either.

    As I say, I can only speak for Shar Pei Rescue Inc!!
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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