Dogcember is an annual charity event run by The Barracks Vet, with the aim of raising funds and awareness for a worthy organisation. We have raised over $19,000 since we opened in 2009.
In 2013 we raised $3,000 for Sydney Wildlife, who rescue and rehabilitate our precious native birds and animals. This money was used to build a large recooperation shelter, allowing possums, sugar gliders and small birds room to move while in the final stages of recovery.
In 2014 we raised $4,500 badly needed funds for BARC in Bali, a medical and adoption centre for abandoned, injured and homeless dogs.
In 2015 we raised $4,000 for Rocky’s K9 Rescue, a not-for-profit animal rescue centre that has been saving loving and deserving dogs and cats from death row from the pounds of Sydney and NSW surrounds, placing them in foster care or boarding kennels until their forever homes can be found.
In 2016 we are holding a WISHING BOWL for Greyhound Rescue, to help provide them with the basics needed to help these dogs transition into new homes.
With the media spotlight illuminating the plight of racing greyhounds in recent months, it was a no-brainer deciding which charity would be our focus for this year’s fundraising drive.
In August 2016, legislation was passed through parliament banning greyhound racing in New South Wales. The impact of this historic bill is in an increased influx of homeless greyhounds, pushing rescue centres to maximum capacity.
So this year, we’re keeping it simple with a greyhound ‘Wishing Bowl’.
Our aim is to collect as much as possible in time for Christmas. They need the basics – food, worming treatment, flea treatment, collars, leads, blankets, chew toys and water bowls etc.
In clinic we have the required stock to cover all their needs – all we ask of you is to purchase an item – little or large – to suit your budget. Alternatively you can donate items from home (in good condition) – we’d love those too!
The Barracks Vet Surgery Elves will begin collecting on the 1st October and run through to the 25th December in time for Santa to make a delivery on Christmas Day.
Let’s make their Christmas a happy one!!
The Barracks Vet Team