Pet Emergency Boarding Upgrade

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Extending our community emergency boarding program by building animal enclosures and exercise areas.

Total funding requested

$43,000.00

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.

Organisation details

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.

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Eleanor Lamdin

20 Jan 2017

What would we ever do without the RSPCA? Wonderful dedicated people caring for our animals when they are lost or need to be rehomed.
Need all the assistance they can get.

Miryana Landherr

20 Jan 2017

important and worthwhile.

Vanessa Hall

20 Jan 2017

I wish I had the money to help. People are great while an emergency is occurring, but after the news stops reporting it, the fact that lives and infrastructure need to be rebuilt gets forgotten. Good Luck with the project, I know if it were me I would be very relieved the furkid members of the family were safe and cared for.

Calan Grose

20 Jan 2017

It's not just animals in the city that need care, medical aid and love with the possibility of finding their furever home, the country cities/towns have problems and needs to. The addition to the Whyalla shelter will go a long way to make the lives of our four legged friends better and more comfortable and make the job of those caring for them a tad easier.

Jacqueline Jardine

20 Jan 2017

I Support this project. Anything to help the animals.

Jennifer Brandejsky

20 Jan 2017

I support this project. RSPCA need this project to succeed to help the many animals that are desperately in need of care.

Karl Dutton

20 Jan 2017

The RSPCA are a wonderful organisation that deserve to be fully supported. This sounds like a great project, I hope you get the funds required.

Jan Rawles

20 Jan 2017

Avery worthy cause. I hope the funding can be secured.

Lauren Wilkie

20 Jan 2017

I hope the RSPCA can secure the grant funding for what is a very worthwhile cause. People in crisis situations need to know that their pets are safe and secure; it's one less thing to have to worry about and during those times of high distress, that's certainly a great comfort to know.

Kim Boothey

20 Jan 2017

I think the RSPCA Di an amazing job. I support this initiative. Cheers

Daphne Woods

19 Jan 2017

Good luck with getting the funding that you need

Taryn Allan

19 Jan 2017

Good luck ~ anything for animals

Petra Bentele

19 Jan 2017

All the best for this trustworthy initiative!!

Mary Tyndale

19 Jan 2017

This is needed very urgently in the region. Please help these poor distressed animals. Thank you.

Dana Florea

19 Jan 2017

I support this project

Douglas Spencer

19 Jan 2017

I support the RSPCA

Sai Chalermsan

19 Jan 2017

keep it up

Elizabeth Briggs

19 Jan 2017

A much needed service for pet owners already suffering undue stress. Best wishes for a successful outcome.

Suzanne Adams

19 Jan 2017

Good luck. I wish you great success with the campaign.

Michele Grosser

19 Jan 2017

Glad to help all the poor animals, great idea

Petrina Egan

19 Jan 2017

Well done great idea!

Lewy6 Hayward

19 Jan 2017

Such an important institution that needs ongoing support from the community and government

Sue Standen

19 Jan 2017

A well needed initiative. Well done!

Steve Winter

19 Jan 2017

Great idea and cause, should be a priority to ensure the protection of our animals

Jacqueline Wickham

19 Jan 2017

Fantastic RSPCA our dear animals need far more protection.

Mike Golder

19 Jan 2017

Great idea; very much needed.

Stephanie Williams

19 Jan 2017

this is urgently needed I hope the project can proceed

Vanessa Boully

19 Jan 2017

This is a much needed service. RSPCA do an amazing job. Hope they get the money!

Graham kimber

19 Jan 2017

urgently needed.

caroline McHugh

19 Jan 2017

hope you get the funding

Ken Parker

19 Jan 2017

Good Luck, fantastic concept, our best friends need all the help us humans can provide.

Lynette Kring

19 Jan 2017

Fabulous project ,hope you get the funding because Pets are Family Always 💜🐶🐱😊

Shana Galli

19 Jan 2017

Hope it all goes through

Georgia Kelly-Bakker

19 Jan 2017

Good luck! This is a fantastic initiative.

Helen Parham

18 Jan 2017

All the best for this very worthwhile initiative.

Bronwyn Ludlam

17 Jan 2017

Where there's a will there's a way - it's great to see so much compassion - thanks RSPCA.

Sue Kimber

17 Jan 2017

A service that is obviously much needed. Hopefully as many people as possible can vote ensuring that this facility goes ahead. Well done to the RSPCA

Kylie Ritter

17 Jan 2017

This is so needed and winners all round! Good luck - ruff!

Andrea Hayes

17 Jan 2017

Some greatly heart felt, concerned, understanding and caring comments ...beautiful to read. Praise to the folk that care and of course the RSPCA. God help the people and the beautiful pets that need such a facility. :)

Shirley Rowe

16 Jan 2017

Seems a very worthwhile cause - hope the funding comes through.

Zoe Bowen

16 Jan 2017

Great idea

Susan Green

16 Jan 2017

So worthy - wishing you great success.

Janette Hopkins

16 Jan 2017

Great initiative. Best of luck!

Jill Wylie

16 Jan 2017

Thank you for all the great work you do

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Martin Carolan

16 Jan 2017

Thank you everyone for your comments to date and wonderful voted. Please post so we can help with the Pet Emergency Boarding Upgrade.

Dorothy Farmer

16 Jan 2017

A worthwhile project, animals are a big & important part of our lives

Sereena Huebler

16 Jan 2017

For some people, their fur babies are all they have ie no children or immediate family/support network. To go through crisis and on top of this, feel they have to give up their animals can be the breaking point for some people mentally. Any assistance that tries to keep animals looked after and assist their owners to do so, is needed.

Susan Martin

16 Jan 2017

a very worthy project. Thank you for reminding me to vote

Neville Ortmann

16 Jan 2017

The more I get to know humans, the more I love my dog. Great project RSPCA

Jennifer Keogh

16 Jan 2017

Thanks you for looking after the animals

Terry Ellis

16 Jan 2017

Animals do more for our physical and mental health than we realise and deserve whatever protection and comfort we can give them in return. I live near the RSPCA at Lonsdale and visit regularly, so I observe the great work that they do while purchasing for my animals. I would urge those who are able to do the same, as well as supporting this great proposal. We recently bought a wonderful dog from there who came originally from Whyalla, having been found wandering emaciated in the streets. The need is obviously there.

Drue Klar

16 Jan 2017

The RSPCA do a wonderful job caring for lost and displaced animals that need care.
Good luck with the funding.

Daniel Treloar

16 Jan 2017

The RSPCA are an integral and wonderful part of our society that look after the animals that we can't and reintergrate them back in to loving homes and should have government funding for this and ongoing projects.

Oliver Bruckner

16 Jan 2017

This is a no brainer, the RSPCA should get all the support they require.
To the RSPCA, its staff and volunteers, thank you for caring.

Janet Lowe

16 Jan 2017

All of us could find ourselves in the situation where we need somewhere safe and caring for our pets. Support the RSPCA for those creatures who have no voice. Thanks.

Leanne Magee

16 Jan 2017

good luck

Glenn Robinson

16 Jan 2017

Too many animals suffer cruelty from so called 'humans'. Organisations like RSCPA are critical in combatting this. They get my full support!

Christelle Humbert

16 Jan 2017

RSPCA, thank you for caring for our most vulnerable. I sincerely hope you secure the funding so you can continue the vital work of protecting our animals.

Trevor Lorenz

15 Jan 2017

We need to help our beautiful animal friends....Thank you RSPCA

julie francis

15 Jan 2017

It's a fantastic idea I remember not so long ago I was in a domestic situation and if I had somewhere
for my animals to go I would have gone sooner. They don't ask to be put in that situation.

John Murray

15 Jan 2017

Fully support this hard working organisation, staff and volunteers. They all do a great job in the community.

Ian Gilbert

15 Jan 2017

We always need help for neglected animals that deserve a second chance

Helen Manos

15 Jan 2017

We need more kennels in all parts of the country. I support the funding of kennels in Whyalla for the RSPCA to oversee

Suzanne Vandenberg

15 Jan 2017

Terrific idea and I hope that it takes off! So lovely that more and more people are caring and showing kindness towards animals.

Peter Norman

15 Jan 2017

Animals need all the help they can get.

Michael Hartwich

15 Jan 2017

Fantastic idea from an incredible organisation, thanks for all the work you do in order to help the lives of those who need help.

Alison Richards

15 Jan 2017

Funding for such a great organisation, will be put towards so many great initiatives and work.

Kate Kelly

15 Jan 2017

As a foster carer for this great organisation I fully support the funding being granted. The work these people to assist animals can not be understated. They perform miracles on a shoe string. I hope and pray they receive this extra help. Thank you.

nadene whittenbury

15 Jan 2017

fantastic idea, good luck with the funding

paula hibbert

15 Jan 2017

Such a vitally important project. I support this without hesitation. Keep up your wonderful work RSPCA.

Julia Spencer

15 Jan 2017

So grateful for all the Wonderful work the RSPCA does for animals.
Thank you x

Cindy Mount

15 Jan 2017

Keep up the awesome work RSPCA. We would be lost without you guys!

Amelia Sliedrecht

15 Jan 2017

Would definitely support this project. Keep up the great work RSPCA!!

kerry thorn

15 Jan 2017

essential sevice

Gorica Panich

14 Jan 2017

Will always support animal rights and welfare....keep up the work RSPCA !

Paul Maraun

14 Jan 2017

Animals provide us with help and companionship. We have a responsibility to help them when necessary

AnneMarie Lewer

14 Jan 2017

Animals are often the forgotten innocent victims of natural and man-made disasters. Anything that alleviates their suffering is welcome. Caring and compassion for others in bad times is part of being Australian.

Helen Whittle

14 Jan 2017

Regional areas need support too. Well done to RSPCA for the initiative and let's hope the government backs it,

Annette Lewis

14 Jan 2017

What a fantastic initiative. So many benefits to the community and it's people & animals. Please show your support,

Andrew Leach

14 Jan 2017

It would be good to see money going to something that is worthwhile instead of the waste we see so much of these days

Josie Hughes > Andrew Leach

14 Jan 2017

I agree Andrew whyalla never had much in the line for animals at least not when I lived there we used to take our dog to the vet when he was in need ..Josie Hughes

Deb Alexander

14 Jan 2017

This helps not only animals but the victims of domestic violence who love those animals, thank you RSPCA, the government shoud fund them much better!

Doreen Graham

14 Jan 2017

The animals can't speak for themselves, they need us to help them. They are in dire need without human help.
Many people do not have anyone to call on to help them with their animals in desperate times, the RSPCA is all they have.
Please help the Whyalla project. Doreen Graham

Vicki Cheshire

14 Jan 2017

This is a wonderful project that benefits the local community and their animals in times of need.

Linda Putland

13 Jan 2017

Please support this great idea. Too often people in regional communities miss out on the support they need. Many people in these areas do not have family or friends they can easily call on for help when they need to leave their pets for a short time. A shelter like this would be very worthwhile in the area.

Janine Whale

13 Jan 2017

We need more support for animals in crisis in regional areas, this will ease the strain on metropolitan services.

Annette Kinnear

13 Jan 2017

Great idea, our loyal companions require every assistance.

Mark Laurie

13 Jan 2017

This looks like a well-directed project with very tangible goals and results. Animals are often secondary or after-thoughts in crisis, it's great to see the RSPCA helping to lead us towards equal consideration for them.

Jeanette Croker

13 Jan 2017

Two and four legged community members in regional and remote areas should have the same support as those living in urban areas. The Whyalla Pet Emergency Boarding facility upgrade is a great project and should happen!

Neville Bassett

13 Jan 2017

Fantastic to have such a facility available for the less fortunate. Hope it happens.

Donald Walker

13 Jan 2017

At six months old my Border Collie cross was dumped and then rescued in Whyalla before being sent to Lonsdale where I fell for this gawky looking puppy, now one year on he has turned out to be the most handsome, funny and adorable companion a man could want.

Alison Mitchell

13 Jan 2017

We need to do more for the animals who are the innocent victims of many situations, including domestic violence and extending to emergency hospitalisation and poverty of their owners. The community needs to help these pets, animals and their owners. It has been a long time coming.

Stefan Landherr

13 Jan 2017

A very worthwhile project.

Sarah Pounsett

13 Jan 2017

This is a fantastic idea, and it needs to happen!!

Bodil Schou-Hansen

13 Jan 2017

I fully support this initiative - please make it happen

Helen Williams

13 Jan 2017

This is a great idea. A very necessary initiative to benefit many two and four legged friends in any community. Whyalla needs a break at the moment!

Maxine Courtier

13 Jan 2017

A wonderful initiative to assist those in need - the humans and animals in crisis rely on the support of initiatives such as this in their time of need. Hoping the government acknowledges the importance of providing this support by funding this project.

Kelly van Ruth

13 Jan 2017

Let's help those without a voice

Tania Taylor

13 Jan 2017

A great initiative that will benefit the community and much loved pets.

Andy Ireland

13 Jan 2017

This is an awesome project benefitting the Region. Hoping all the Salty Crew following Saltbush Surf on facebook get behind it. The link is on our page as a paid promotion, kickstarting lots of votes we hope. Good Luck with this :)

Keith Smith

13 Jan 2017

I fully support this initiative to provide protection for women (or anyone at risk) and their beloved animals who would otherwise be vulnerable to cruelty and violence. Animals are at the frontline of any social justice issue. When they get looked after, we have created a society whose kindness knows no bounds.

Skye Michelle

13 Jan 2017

One step closer to raising awareness and hopefully eradicating violence against humans and animals. Let kindness and humanity shine... from little things, big things grow

Michelle Brereton

13 Jan 2017

Very worthwhile, and much needed. Fingers crossed!

Kristen Willis

13 Jan 2017

A must do project to provide vital support for pets and people in domestic violence situations. The training and upskiling opportunities for the long term unemployed and students is a bonus!

josie sullivan

13 Jan 2017

What a fantastic idea for a project.

Paula Clarke

12 Jan 2017

Gotta be a win, win for all :) Training and skills for the community whilst helping others and their pets in the community :)

Garry McDonald

11 Jan 2017

I have experienced taking in a pet of a woman who could not leave her domestic violence situation for fear of her dog being abused to get back at her as she could not find rental accommodation which allowed her to have a dog and Women's Shelters cannot take in a dog. She preferred to be exposed to beating herself than risk her dog being beaten. This program addresses the dire circumstances of people in this situation.

Adrian HILL

11 Jan 2017

One step closer to having safe healthy animals, the sooner it happens the better.
See too many stressed animals as a volunteer.

Stephanie Crabtree

11 Jan 2017

Help look after the much loved pets of people in crisis and take one less worry from their shoulders , knowing that their pet is being cared for whilst they recover

Ralph Olivieri

11 Jan 2017

Lets look after our pets

Sue Mills

11 Jan 2017

One less worry for people in crisis and safety for their pets. Thank you for a great idea.

Hilary Dickson

11 Jan 2017

People in crisis have many worries and to know that their precious pets are safe will be one less trouble. For the pets sake this needs to become a reality. Please.

Georgina Douglas

11 Jan 2017

Certainly a great initiative. I give whole hearted support for the pet program to assist those in need through difficult personal issues.

Ken Day

11 Jan 2017

This is a vital project for a community in crisis like Whyalla. Animal lovers in Whyalla dealing with personal and family issues can be given a lifeline by having a place for their pets to go while they deal with their personal crisis.

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Martin Carolan

23 Dec 2016

What a great project, please forward to all your friends so RSPCA SA can win this funding!

Judy Almond

21 Dec 2016

This is just a win, win, win idea. Local people get to be involved - volunteering is so important for being connected to your community. The young ones get valuable hands on work experience which will teach them skills and life lessons. The animals in crisis have a safe haven, and their people can deal with their trauma knowing their best mates are catered for. Well done RSPCA

Jo Powell

20 Dec 2016

What a great idea. People in crisis often don't seek help because they have pets to look after. This would enable those seeking help for any reason to know their pets are safe and access the help they need (medical, legal, homelessness, domestic violence, anything really!).