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Lost Dogs’ Home records bumper year for pets in Victoria

November 4, 2020

More than 16,500 animals came into our care and with 5150 animals adopted, our biggest number in over five years.

The Lost Dogs’ Home 2019/2020 Annual Report now out also shows:

  • A jump in foster carers with an increase of 35 per cent of Victorians now part of our Foster Care Program
  • 92 per cent of dogs and 55 per cent of cats reunited or rehomed
  • 5000 cats and kittens desexed as part of our low-cost Microchipping and Desexing Initiative (MADI) across Victoria
  • 7000 veterinary procedures performed at Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic
  • Partnerships with 70 rescue organisations to make sure our animals are finding the best pathways possible for their ongoing future

This past financial year has been an especially challenging one. There has been inevitable pressure on almost every part of the organisation,” said Suzana Talevski, Spokesperson for The Lost Dogs’ Home.

‘’COVID-19 lockdowns have meant even greater responsibility for us in terms of our delivering on our mission: making sure we continue to match animals with forever homes; educating on responsible pet ownership to pet owners and new adoptees; being mindful of extra pressures on our staff; and keeping focused on what’s central to everything we do-making sure we achieve the best welfare outcome possible for all the animals coming into our care.

“We do not receive government funding and rely on the generosity of the community to be

able to help the thousands of animals who come into our care every year. A big thank you to our big Lost Dogs’ Home community.”

Moving forward a major focus over the next two years will be working with even more councils across Victoria to create a suite of MADIs servicing the Victorian communities to tackle the over population of cats in Victoria.  “Ultimately our aim is for a better and richer experience and the very best forever outcome possible for every animal that comes into our care,’’ said Ms Talevski.

The 2019/2020 in full can be found here.

For further information or to organise interviews please contact:

Suzana Talevski
T: 03 9321 8719
M: 0436 836 836
E: Suzana.talevski@dogshome.com