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Manager of the Brunswick Hotel, Kyle Douglas drawing the Pets For Life raffle. Photo supplied.

Recent arrival to the area and volunteer at the Pets For Life animal shelter, Cindy Alice, was thrilled to win two five day passes to the Byron Bay Bluesfest in their raffle.

Drawn by the manager of the Brunswick Hotel, Kyle Douglas, it is one way the organisation raises funds to keep the shelter for cats and kittens running.

Based in Billinudgel since 2000 Pets For Life rescue, care for and re-home lost, abandoned, surrendered and mistreated cats.

‘I’m so excited about winning the Bluesfest tickets,’ said Cindy.

‘I won’t be able to attend the whole five days so my plan is to try and sell the tickets and use the money to get myself a one day pass to the festival and donate a portion of the money back to Pets For Life animal shelter.

‘It will be my first experience of Bluesfest so I’m excited to take in the amazing variety of music and atmosphere everyone’s raving about.

Pets For Life currently have 25 cats in their care who they are looking to home.

Cindy and her son Elia started volunteering at the shelter early this year.

‘My son would really like to get a pet,’ said Cindy.

‘At the same time I saw a call out from Pets For Life, requesting new volunteers. I thought it a perfect opportunity to expose him to some of the responsibilities that come along with that.’

If you would like to volunteer, adopt a cat or kitten, or even just be a foster carer for one then take a look at their website or email the manager Jayne Hamper on [email protected]


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