News and Media

2015 six-month statistics snapshot

January to June 2015 We often work hour to hour and week to week when caring for the cats and dogs here at the Home, so pausing to reflect on the previous six months is an encouraging moment to take. In particular, the Home can report a significant drop in euthanasia rates for dogs to 9.2% and...

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New leadership announced for the Home

Marking a significant leadership change, The Lost Dogs’ Home today announced that local government CEO, Ms Kerry Thompson, had been appointed as its new CEO and animal welfare philanthropist Mrs Prue Gillies AM had accepted the Chair of its Board of Directors. The two women are strong advocates...

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The Home’s response to Victorian Government’s audit report

The Lost Dogs’ Home welcomes the audit report released today by Minister Pulford into our compliance under the Code of Practice because every cat and dog at the Home is cared for with compassion. In particular, the report established the following findings: ‘The audit did not identify...

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Statement from the acting CEO, Vince Haining

I wish to advise members and supporters that Dr Graeme Smith is no longer employed by The Lost Dogs’ Home. I understand that this news will come as a surprise to many in The Lost Dogs’ Home community. Graeme joined the Home in 1986 and implemented many important initiatives for lost and...

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Response to Agriculture Minister’s tweet

Our practices are governed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning’s Code of Practice for the Operation of Shelters and Pounds. We welcome the department’s minister Jaala Pulford MP's call for a fair and impartial review on our compliance under the Code of Practice. We...

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