NEWSPORT DAILY – Much loved Paws and Claws back in business after years of hard work and fundraising
“Later I also worked in Sweden in a job where I had around 60 dogs in my care.
“I love working with animals and I’m proud to be the facilities manager here at the center.”
The center can house up to 38 dogs, which includes room for 20 boarding dogs and 18 other positions for abandoned or abandoned dogs and those looking for a new long-term home.
Just a few weeks into her new life, the center is already very busy.
The dog boarding option opened last Wednesday and at present almost half of the kennels are already full during the September school holidays.
In addition, Mr Barber confirmed that slots for the Christmas school holidays are also slowly starting to book up.
“It’s wonderful to see the facility finally open, it’s taken almost five years to get here,” said Michael Kerr, proud president of the Homeless Animal Society.
“Many thanks to the Douglas Shire community for their unwavering support of this project, as without this support the new center would not have been possible.
“I also want to acknowledge and mention the Cairns Animal Welfare group, they have worked tirelessly for so long to make this a reality as well.”
The construction of the new center also would not have been possible without the help of the state and federal governments, the Homeless Animal Society and Boarding Kennels Inc and other generous help from many different stakeholders.
A grand inauguration to officially mark the opening of the new center will take place in the weeks or months to come.
Anyone interested in becoming a dog walker for Douglas Paws and Claws is invited to express their interest at www.pawsandclaws.org.au.