Eight decades of rescue celebrated: Shenton Park Dog’s Refuge Home

Refuge committee member Lee-Anne Ashley and volunteer Melinda Tognini with rescued dog Maple obviously learning a new trick.Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d442588
Refuge committee member Lee-Anne Ashley and volunteer Melinda Tognini with rescued dog Maple obviously learning a new trick.Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d442588

SHENTON Park Dogs’ Refuge Home will celebrate its 80th anniversary in October with the launch of a commemorative book called Tales from our Home.

The book charts eight decades of caring for man’s best friend and records the history of the not-for-profit organisation from the time it officially opened its doors in 1935.

Tales from our Home contains stories of rescue dogs that have been given a second chance.Over its 80-year history, the Dogs’ Refuge Home has rescued and re-homed 50,000 dogs and puppies.

Refuge president Karen Rhodes said the project had been the catalyst for the organisation to document its history and involvement in the Perth community.

“I think everyone who worked on this book was fascinated to discover how our home was established, and at the same time was proud to learn that we’re continuing the invaluable rescue work,” Ms Rhodes said.

“I encourage all dog lovers to read it. Not only is the history fascinating, the success stories featured are incredibly heart-warming and the best part of all is that by purchasing a copy of the book, animal lovers everywhere can support us to continue rescuing and re-homing unwanted dogs that absolutely deserve a second chance.”

Tales from our Home is available from Refuge in Shenton Park or at www.dogshome.org.au