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Dogs are man’s best friend, but unfortunately the opposite isn’t always true, which is why the Illawarra community voted Best Friends For Ever Rescue Illawarra to be the deserving winner in the latest round of #GraduateIllawarra community funding. Best Friends For Ever Rescue Illawarra took home $2,000 after a public vote in November. Manager Tai Giljak said the money would be a huge help for the all-volunteer-run organization. Read More: All Pictures From Illawarra Caravan Already Worth $2.5 Million For Local Kids “We provide a no-kill rescue service in the Illawarra area and pride ourselves on having an amazing team of animal lovers who give up their time to help those animals that have no voice,” she said. We are a not-for-profit organization that depends on the generosity of supporters and volunteers to cover the costs of vet bills, emergency surgeries, dog grooming, dog feeding, and their happiness and health so we can find them in their forever homes. “We have a no-kill policy and are looking to help as many dogs as possible either by adopting them or placing them in foster care until such time as we can find them in their forever home.” We are entirely dependent on funding and donations, so with COVID impact being significant in Having those activities recently, we are delighted to be successful in our #GatherIllawarra community funding program.” Greg Kerrigan, Regional Sales Director for Greater Bank in Illawarra, said owning a dog involves huge responsibilities. “Caring for a dog is a real commitment and we know it doesn’t always work out,” he said. So services like Best Friends For Ever Rescue are really important in ensuring good long-term outcomes in those situations.” “The large bank is pleased to be able to contribute to its ongoing operations through the #G GreaterIllawarra community funding program.” Other funding recipients were They are Hidden Harvest and St Luke’s Preschool.The December round of the #G GreaterIllawarra Community Funding Program is now open, with Fifty for a Farmer, Wollongong City Gymnastics and Empower Me in the race for a $3,000 stake Lar in monthly financing. Illawarra community members can vote online at www. You can sign up to support our press here.


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