Marathon effort for dogs

Hillarys resident Jeremy Thornett will take part in the Dogs’ Refuge Home’s 30 for 30 challenge. Picture: Marcus Whisson
Hillarys resident Jeremy Thornett will take part in the Dogs’ Refuge Home’s 30 for 30 challenge. Picture: Marcus Whisson

This is the fifth year the Hillarys resident will give his time and energy to help raise funds for the Shenton Park facility.

Along with recent World Cup silver medallist and Hockeyroo Anna Flanagan and refuge president Karen Rhodes, Mr Thornett will walk 30 resident dogs for 30 minutes each, totalling a distance of 30km.

‘The Dogs’ Refuge Home in Shenton Park rescues many hundreds of unwanted and abandoned dogs every year and I’m keen to continue to help such a worthwhile cause,’ Mr Thornett said.

‘The refuge provides a very good service that needs to be supported and every dollar counts.’

Mr Thornett raised $50,000 last year and hopes his 2014 total will be even bigger.

Ms Rhodes said the refuge relied on community support to fund its operations, which included a pro-life policy.

‘The money raised would go a huge way towards meeting the annual shortfall we must find each year to survive, so we can rescue many more dogs and puppies in the future from an otherwise uncertain fate,’ she said.

People are invited to enjoy a sausage sizzle and watch the walk in action on Saturday, June 28, from 9am.

To donate, visit dogshome.org.au.