Arc needs heavy-duty washing machine

Volunteer Jade Cockeram with Lucy the western grey kangaroo.
Volunteer Jade Cockeram with Lucy the western grey kangaroo.

The group goes through about 12 loads of washing everyday using donated domestic machines.

With the new $12,000 machine, they estimate they will slash water use from 600 litres to 120 litres each day.

After running a successful crowd-funding project last year, manager and animal care co-ordinator Dean Huxley said the group was hoping for similar luck this time.

He said the machine would keep towels, bedding, sheets and other hospital materials vital for the health of animals, at the ready.

‘We are caring for more and more animals every year which obviously leads to more and more washing,’ he said.

‘If we are able to source this machine by mid-September it will allow our volunteers to operate more efficiently during our busiest time of the year as this year we foresee will have the busiest year on record,’ he said.

For more information, visit chuffed.org/project/1980.