August 11, 2023
Wendy Le Cussan is a woman on a mission.
The Port Macquarie retiree devotes her life to saving and rehoming dogs who arrive into the care of Midcoast Dog Rescue with the saddest of tales.
Ms Le Cussan, the volunteer organisation’s secretary and foster carer, and her fellow volunteers have given second chances to more than 200 unwanted or neglected dogs (and cats and the occasional rabbit or bird) since 2016.
And they rely heavily on the support of donors - including the Aramex courier company at Port Macquarie and pet food manufacturer Mars - to continue their valuable work.
Aramex’s Port base recently received a load of Mars-donated pet food which was distributed to local charities including Midcoast Dog Rescue.
Aramex Port Macquarie regional franchisee Michael Wynter said he was delighted to provide logistics support to the donation which was secured by national charity PetRescue.
PetRescue supports more than 1000 rehoming and rescue organisations around Australia and distributed Mars pet food worth $265,000 in its latest donation round.
Mr Wynter, who previously owned an Aramex courier franchise in Taree with his father, said he had been delighted to be able to help out.
“I was happy to get the call from PetRescue and happy to be able to help,” he said.
“It’s nice to see these generous donations go straight to where they’re needed.”
Ms Le Cussan said the more-than 60 cases of pet food received by MidCoast Dog Rescue was a huge boost.
With their organisation fielding calls from Taree to Coffs Harbour, demand is high.
“We take dogs who have been abused, are homeless and unwanted,” she said.
“I’ve always been an animal lover and it’s very rewarding to help give these animals a chance of a happy life.”
PetRescue and Mars have worked together to deliver more than $11m worth of food to help rescue pets and pets in need across Australia.
PICTURE 1: Aramex Port Macquarie regional franchisee Michael Wynter (left) helps with the delivery of donated pet food to Midcoast Dog Rescue’s Wendy Le Cussan (and pet Alice Grace).
PICTURE 2: Aramex Port Macquarie regional franchisee Michael Wynter (left) helps with the delivery of donated pet food to Midcoast Dog Rescue’s Wendy Le Cussan (and pet Alice Grace) and Nigel Bird.
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