Pet Emergency Boarding Upgrade
Extending our community emergency boarding program by building animal enclosures and exercise areas.
Total funding requested
How will funding be spent?
The funding will help the redevelopment of our Whyalla shelter to support people and animals in crises. The funding will be used to construct 9 new dog kennels and two exercise areas to support our Safe Kennels Program. Additional exercise areas will be built with enrichment and play equipment added. 5 new volunteers will be trained to care for these animals whilst they are in short term care waiting to go home to their owner.
How will the project be delivered?
The project will be managed by our Regional Manager at Whyalla and up to 15 volunteers including retirees looking to give back to the community , students looking for work experience and unemployed people looking to up grade their skills and experience. Our retired volunteers include qualified trades people who are invaluable teaching students and unemployed volunteers new skills and giving them work experience and giving back to the Whyalla Community.
How will the project benefit the region?
The Whyalla shelter provides emergency accommodation for the pets of people in crisis in the Eyre, Mid and Far north Regions. We receive requests from the community for emergency boarding, ranging from women and families escaping a domestic violence situation whilst in housing transition; people requiring urgent medical attention who need to travel to Adelaide for treatment, and those who have found themselves homeless as a result of a bush or house fire.
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Submitted by Royal Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (South Australia) Incorporated
About Royal Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (South Australia) Incorporated
We act as both a safety net and an advocate for animals. We
operate animal shelters which care for unwanted, stray or abandoned animals which we then work to rehabilitate and rehome.
We are entrusted by the South Australian Government to enforce the Animal Welfare Act 1985, which gives us powers to seize animals that are being neglected or cruelly treated and are able to prosecute cases of animal cruelty.
We advocate for improved government animal welfare policies and legislation.