THE State Government has announced grants of $800,000 over the next four years to look after unwanted cats and dogs.
The money will help six organisations devoted to the welfare of abandoned pets stay afloat and continue to rescue, care for and shelter animals.
The groups that will receive funds are the Cat Haven (Shenton Park), Dogs’ Refuge Home (Shenton Park), Animal Protection Society (Southern River), Swan Animal Haven (South Guildford), K9 Rescue Group (Nambeelup) and SAFE Animal Shelters throughout the state.
Local Government Minister Tony Simpson made the announcement at the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Shenton Park on Wednesday.
“Animal Shelters in WA provide a tremendous community service, reducing the threat to native wildlife from strays and providing a stable adoption environment for pets,” Mr Simpson said.
“Shelters such as the Dogs’ Refuge Home provide a caring environment for animals that may have been abused or neglected, ensuring they are micro-chipped, sterilised and vaccinated.
“The Government is committed to encouraging responsible pet ownership and the Companion Animal Shelters grants program supports the legislation introduced by this Government to reduce the burden of WA’s stray pets.”
Companion Animal Shelters Grants – Recipients
Cat Haven, Shenton Park – $75,000 per year
Dogs’ Refuge Home, Shenton Park – $75,000 per year
Animal Protection Society, Southern River – $12,500 per year
Swan Animal Haven, South Guildford – $12,500 per year
K9 Rescue Group, Nambeelup – $12,500 per year
SAFE Animal Shelters – $12,500 per year