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Charitable Work at Phoenix Animal Wellness
We're very proud to sponsor local charities that are working hard to keep the animals in our community healthy and safe.
Charitable Work at Phoenix Animal Wellness
We're very proud to sponsor local charities that are working hard to keep the animals in our community healthy and safe.

Charitable Work at PAW

Donna Doolittle's Animal Rescue

Donna Badorek has been running DDAR for 8 years. She was working at Topvets in Kaitaia when she saw the need for a charity to “ be the voice for those who cannot speak, the unwanted, stray or abused animals”.

Donna rehomes hundreds of animals each year, sending them to their new homes only when they are healthy, vaccinated, microchipped, desexed and treated for fleas and worms, and only when she can match each animal with the ideal new owner. Donna's charity also runs community desexing programs and organises emergency veterinary appointments, as well as providing pet food, and preventative treatments to animals in need in the Far North.

We are very proud to have Donna as our head nurse and to be able to offer her rescue subsidised veterinary treatment, products and desexing.

We also donate to Donna any fundraising from clinic events such as our open days.

Bay of Islands Animal Rescue

We are delighted to work with one of the most established animal charities in our area. BOIAR have been running desexing campaigns in the Bay of Islands for many years as well as helping out in rescue situations and treating neglected and injured animals. Here at Phoenix Vets we subsidise all our work with BOIAR , getting involved with community desexing programs and attending to animals that come into the shelter.

SPCA

The SPCA run local and national schemes, such as ‘Snip ‘n’ Chip’ and we always join these schemes to help with reduced cost desexing. We are also the local SPCA’s point of contact for treating of sick and injured animals that come under their care.

Moonridge Charitable Trust

We work closely with this trust, whose primary aim is to control the feral cat population of the area.

We assist them with their Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) programs to control the unwanted breeding of feral cats. They also work with town dwelling ‘colony cats’ to perform the same service. All cats that are desexed through the trust are ear tipped so that if recaptured, can be easily identified as already desexed and immediately released. This procedure is performed whilst the cats are under anaesthetic for desexing and does not affect them in any adverse way.