Wartime Animals Honoured with Memorial at ANZAC Cottage

Wartime Animals Honoured with Memorial at ANZAC Cottage

Animals of all sorts, shapes and sizes have fascinated, comforted and been loved by humans since time immemorial.

And this is so true for times when humans have been involved in deadly conflict.

The Friends of ANZAC Cottage are delighted to announce that, in conjunction with the Australian War Animal Memorial organisation, a memorial to all animals that have assisted, solaced and protected our defence forces in times of conflict will be placed at the Cottage.

This is the first AWAMO animal memorial to be erected in Western Australia, with ANZAC Cottage being chosen as it is the first World War I memorial to be built in Western Australia.

AWAMO has generously donated the plaque which honours the animals to the Friends of ANZAC Cottage.

The plaque will be unveiled on Sunday September 10 at ANZAC Cottage, 38 Kalgoorlie St, Mt Hawthorn in a ceremony beginning at 1:45pm, with the Cottage being open from 1pm to 4pm.

The afternoon will feature talks at 2:30 and 3:30 about the many animals that have proved so valuable and so dedicated to our fighting forces.

There will also be displays and information from various groups that work with and care for animals in our community.

All are welcome to attend this important event and more information can be obtained by emailing chapan@highway1.com.au or calling Anne on 0411 44 55 82.

ANZAC Cottage, Kalgoorlie Street, Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia, Australia