The Lost Dogs’ Home enjoyed a day of celebration yesterday with some of our most special and valued friends.
Three recently completed major projects – The Lost Cats’ Home, the Thelma Hoult Training and Education Centre, and the Stan and Helen Moore Sick and Injured Shelter were officially opened by long-time patron Daryl Somers OAM.
Built at a cost of $6 million, the trio of new buildings have added immensely to the services the Home is able to provide lost, injured and abandoned animals.
The Lost Cats’ Home offers state-of-the art cat condos with ensuites and separate ventilation, and the Training and Education Centre has assisted with our role as animal welfare educators in the community, while the Sick and Injured Shelter has greatly improved our facilities for the care of some of the most vulnerable sick and elderly animals which pass through our doors each year.
Joining in the celebration with Daryl were more than sixty of the Home’s most dedicated supporters, many who donated to help build these wonderful new facilities. This landmark event, involved the unveiling of commemorative plaques by the Home’s ambassador Daryl Somers, and an opportunity to thank our friends for showing the type of support which has enabled us to keep developing and progressing year by year.
The day was also an opportunity to share another very special achievement and that was reaching fifty years at the Home by our much loved colleague Arthur. He was just a teenager when he first began working at The Lost Dogs’ Home and over the years he has seen many changes and achievements.
“From what I’ve seen in the past years, to what there is now, is just unbelievable”, said Arthur.
Thanks to our support of our supporters, facilities like The Lost Cats’ Home and the Stan and Helen Moore Sick and Injured Shelter make a difference on a daily basis to our ability to care for lost, sick and unwanted cats and dogs, and help us turn lives around.