BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME: OUR JOURNEY FORWARD

Noah was engaged both day and night in feeding and caring for the animals, and did not sleep for the entire year aboard the ark. 

Now, we aren’t saying that we’re akin to Noah, but we are setting ourselves an ark like task of building a new animal welfare facility on land purchased on Perry Road, Keysborough that will speak to all walks of life. Its major focus will be on the animals that need our care.

We have this incredible vision and, like a dog with a ball, we are chasing it. "What if” is not in our vocabulary. To us, it’s also not a matter of building just an animal shelter; it’s a matter of building a facility that will benefit the wider community. 

Our dream is big and along with comfortable pens to house cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, and all other animals in need, we will create outdoor areas for training and nourishment.

It costs a lot to care for all the animals and as a not-for-profit organisation we rely heavily on donations from the public to carryout our good work. We know it’s not viable to continue like this, therefore, at our new place we will set up a vegetable garden to grow some of our own food and plan to install solar panels and water tanks. 

Preparations and works for this new facility on Perry Road are underway and we are fully aware that we need to generate income for future years, so we are hoping to build in possibilities for this purpose along the way. 

You may be wondering how we got to this point, it has been and will further be one of the most challenging things we are going through, but we wouldn’t change it. We strive to make a difference in our community everyday and we relish the opportunity to extend our reach.

The journey towards this new animal safe haven began in years previous and you can follow our way forward on our Facebook page and website.  

“Protecting animals, changing lives”, is our mission statement and we are dedicated in continuing to make a difference in the community.    

Megan Seccull