Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Recently  Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams and two junior councillors presented a $5000 cheque to K9 Dog Rescue Group.

The rescue group is a not for profit organisation that rescues, cares for and rehomes dogs. Currently they have around 30 dogs in their kennels and more in foster care. The vast majority of the dogs come from local government dog pounds – and this is why the City of Mandurah is so supportive of this organisation.

“They do fantastic work,” said Mandurah Mayor, Rhys Williams.

“Carol and her team of volunteers put in countless hours and often open up their houses to take care dogs that have not been cared for or are sometimes simply lost with no home,” he said.

Junior Council Mayor Elizabeth Eppen-Van Deer Aa said it was great the City was supporting K9.

“This year the focus of the Junior Council is on animal advocacy, and we encourage anyone who is looking for a dog to make their first port of call the K9 Dog Rescue kennels.

K9 President Carol Carter thanked the City for its contribution.

“Our vision is to renovate our old kennel blocks and this money will help us with this,” Ms Carter said.

“Every year we look after 350 to 400 dogs and our vet bill alone is $120,000 a year,” she said.

“”We are a not for profit so we depend on donations,” Ms Carter said.

Leonie Mischewski who both volunteers and works for K9 said they worked well with the City rangers.

“Most of our dogs come from the local pound, and they are great at giving accurate assessments of the dogs which helps us with training and rehoming them,” Leonie said.

For more information on K9 and the dogs they have available you can consult their website at k9dogrescue.org.au