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2020 – Covid 19 update

We are very sorry to say that due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of how things might be trending in November and December this year, the ‘Give a Dog a Bone Keep Kitty Happy’ Christmas Appeal 2020 will not go ahead this year.

This difficult decision was made based on the following factors:

  • Several of the GADAB Drop off Points are unable to open
  • Others have restricted access, and
  • Asking volunteers to travel around Sydney and surrounding areas could potentially put them at risk.

If you still want to help to make it a happy Christmas for the animals, then some options are:

  • Google your local Council Pound, some of them can take your donations
  • Check for ‘wish lists’ for money or donations on rescue services websites.

A list of current organisations that GADAB donates to, with links to their websites, can be found here: https://giveadogabone.info/who-benefits/

What is GADAB?

GADAB is an annual Christmas appeal that provides toys, food and treats to animals in need. It runs 25 November – 15 December each year.

The appeal simply asks individuals to add one pet item to their shopping basket (toy, treat or food for cats or dogs) and drop it at a designated donation point.

All donations are distributed to cats and dogs in animal shelters and services across Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and the Central Coast.

Please note – no second hand items can be accepted.

GADAB crew
2018 GADAB volunteers

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