A pet is a wonderful gift for any holiday.
But, with the Christmas season just around the corner, can you keep your pet safe?
Read more The National Pet Memorial Fund is set to open this week in Sydney and Melbourne.
The pet memorial fund is an initiative to help pet owners who are facing financial hardship as a result of a sudden loss of a pet.
The fund will allow pet owners to take care of their pet until they find a new home.
Pet owners who have lost their pet may be eligible to apply for the pet memorial gift box.
It can be a simple box filled with toys, treats, clothes, or even a stuffed animal, but it will require a minimum donation of $200.
Pet owner Kevin Pugh from Wodonga, South Australia, is one of the recipients.
“It’s just something that I think every pet owner should have at Christmas time,” he said.
“If you don’t, you’re going to be left out of Christmas shopping because you’re not going to have the extra money you need to make the extra effort to get the best gift for the family.”
Mr Pugh has donated his pet to the fund, which he hopes will help others.
“I’ve been doing it for the last two years and I think I’ve managed to put the last couple of years in the bank,” he added.
“To be able to give a little bit of money back to the community, to help people out, it’s just amazing.”
The fund is not only aimed at pet owners but also for pet owners of any age who may have a loved one who is struggling financially.
It’s designed to help families cope financially and financially.
“The money will be going to help the family to put food on the table, to buy the things they need and put food in the freezer and so on,” Mr Pugh said.
Mr Pould has a pet of his own and he is hoping to get one soon.
“He’s quite young, he’s just about nine months, so hopefully I’ll get him soon,” he laughed.
“My wife has been doing the little bit, and she’s been taking him on the weekends to the park and the bush for him to play with, so I’m hoping to have him soon.”
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