How you can donate
Please make a tax-deductible gift via BPAY by contacting your participating Bank, Credit Union or Building Society from any linked debit or credit card account.
If you require a receipt, please email us with your full name, deposit details and postal address. Please note it will take at least 2 days for your donation to be cleared.
Send a cheque or money order
Made payable to:
Friends of the Pound (Tweed) Inc.
PO Box 164
Banora Point NSW 2486
At our Rehoming Centre at:
Harvey Norman Centre
Tweed Heads South
Other ways you can donate
Become a Friends of the Pound member
Membership is a great way of helping Friends of the Pound Tweed Inc as the more members we have, the bigger voice we have in the community. Becoming a member allows you to volunteer at the Pound, help with our fundraising, participate in events as well as attending our monthly meetings and voting. It's easy to join, simply visit our membership page.
Bequests can include real estate, shares, life insurance policies or tangible assets such as jewellery, artwork, motor vehicles, furniture etc. You can also choose to make a conditional bequest, for eg, if you are concerned about the welfare of your pet you can make it a condition of your bequest that FOP will find a suitable home for your pet and ensure that they receive any necessary veterinary treatment up to the amount of the bequest, minus costs incurred by FOP in the process of re-homing your pet.
At the Friends of the Pound Rehoming Centre for more information: 07 5524 8590
Friends of the Pound (Tweed) Inc donation tins are located at various places in the Tweed Shire and the Gold Coast. If you would like to display a donation tin in a prominent place in your business, you can contact us to organise delivery. Email Sonia.
How your donations help
100% of our funding comes from the community, the funds raised help us rescue animals from the Tweed Shire Pound and to assist community members to rehome animals they can no longer care for.
Our major expense is Vet bills. We expect these to be about $80 000 for the 2011/2012 financial year. Desexing animals is a big cost, but many of the animals rescued require other vet work - dental work, skin ailments and sometimes major operations. The Shire does not pay for this work so without our help these animals could not be rehomed.
Then there is the food for our foster dogs and cats, regular treatments for fleas, ticks and heartworm, beds, collars and leads ... and the list goes on! Some of this is donated but we often need to purchase good quality food, especially for puppies and kittens.
We also have the expense of running the organisation - we keep this to a minimum but it all adds up.
Whilst we do a lot of fund raising and the sale of animals brings a steady income, it is not enough to cover all our expenses. Financial donations are invested and the interest used to augment our fund-raising.
In the past Friends of the Pound have talked about having a Rehoming Centre - purchasing land or an existing kennel/cattery and having somewhere for the animals that were being euthanased at the pound to go. Things have changed for the better in the last 11 years and much of this is because of the hard work of many members of Friends of the Pound. We have had meetings recently to assess our needs and the way we are operating and have come up with a model which we believe works very well in our current situation.
People donating specifically for a Rehoming Centre will be acknowledged at our temporary Rehoming Centre in the 1OO% PETS store, and in the future if we need to purchase our own Rehoming Centre property, their names will be placed on a plaque at the front of our rehoming building to show our appreciation and to show that no matter how big or small, their donation still helps save lives. In the meantime, interest from this money will be used, if necessary, to cover our running costs - allowing us to rescue and rehome more dogs and cats.
Friends of the Pound (Tweed) Inc have received endorsement as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) from the Australian Taxation Office.
This is a great outcome for our organisation and its supporters as a DGR recipient is an organisation entitled to receive income tax deductible gifts. People donating to Friends of the Pound can claim income tax deductions for their gifts to our organisation.