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PAWS for GAWS aims to generate significant funds to support the amazing work GAWS (Geelong Animal Welfare Society) undertakes to promote the welfare and value of companion animals to improve the health and wellbeing of the wider community. 

By "paws-ing" with us, you're not just participating in a fun-filled event, you're making a tangible difference in the lives of homeless animals in our local community.

We have thousands of animals in our care each year. Last year, almost a third of those admitted were dogs.

On average, it costs $55 a day to support one dog in our shelter and to cover the cost of essentials. That’s $1700 a month the Geelong Animal Welfare Society needs to cover expenses and provide care for just one dog. If you raised approximately $5000, you would be providing funds to shelter three dogs for a month, including food, veterinary care, vaccinations, flea and worm treatment, de-sexing, rehabilitation, a possible foster care stay, enrichment and anything else they need during their stay. 

We are a not for profit organization who relies on the generous donations and fundraising from our community, so every contribution through The Great Dog Walk Challenge, no matter how big or small, makes a huge difference.

Cost to Gaws

$55 avg. per dog a day 

$1700 avg. per dog a month

$5000 RAISED = three happy, tail-wagging doggies you’ve supported for a month including shelter, services and essentials.

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