Vote for Animal Rescue Coffs Harbor in June funding from Greater Bank – News Of The Area

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SUPPORTING organizations that bring people together for the common good is the driving force behind the Grand Bank North Shore Community Funding Program.

This month, there is a charity in Coffs Harbor among three vying for a share of the proposed $30,000 funding.

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ARCH – Animal Rescue Coffs Harbor – our local non-profit animal rescue group, is competing for the public votes alongside contestants Bobin and Forster.

ARCH is dedicated solely to the rescue and placement of animals that risk euthanasia if they are not found a foster family and then adopted into their forever homes.

Created in 2013, ARCH is run entirely by volunteers.

There is a committee of the board of directors as well as members who support their activities and their objectives.

All of our funding comes from donations and adoption fees and all money raised goes towards achieving ARCH’s goals.

These are mainly veterinary costs for the animals in their care.

ARCH fundraising volunteer Veronika told News Of The Area what ARCH would use the money for if they won the votes this month.

“Funds from the community funding program would go towards our vet bill.

“ARCH relies on the funding we receive through donations, adoption fees and fundraising to help cover the costs of the veterinary care we provide to all of our rescues.

“All of our rescues are microchipped (legal requirement), vaccinated (to protect against infectious diseases) and sexless (to prevent further unwanted litters).”

ARCH also makes sure they are treated for worms, fleas and ticks.

These are standard veterinary procedures that each of the rescue animals receive.

“It does not include additional treatments, medications, surgeries required for some of the cats and dogs in our care,” she said.

“ARCH is run by volunteers and supported by our wonderful foster carers – we always need more foster carers.

“All survivors in our care are placed directly into foster homes – we don’t have kennels.

“Without our host families, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

“By placing survivors in foster care, we are able to provide a safe and secure family environment from the start.

“It helps them socialize with humans and other animals that may live in the home, providing additional healthcare/medical care if needed, and it also helps us learn more about their personalities so that we can then find the right forever home.”

View ARCH’s bid for Greater Bank funding and vote at https://www.greater.com.au/greatermidnorthcoast.

By Andrea FERRARI

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