- $549,901 in grants awarded to help companion animals and rescued wildlife
- Animal Welfare Grant Program’s second funding round to support 24 not-for-profit projects across Western Australia
Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced today $549,901 in funding for 24 community-based projects which will lead to better care for companion animals and rescued wildlife.
The State Government’s Animal Welfare Grant Program supports a range of not-for profit projects including fostering or rehoming of companion animals, rehabilitating wildlife and providing low-cost animal health or veterinary care for disadvantaged people.
Successful regional projects include the rehabilitation of western ringtail possums in the Great Southern and South-West, discounted veterinary services for concession card holders or those suffering financial difficulty in the Goldfields-Esperance region and construction of a shed to provide hospital space and rehabilitation area in the Kimberley.
In the Perth metropolitan area, successful projects include improvements to facilities housing dogs and cats, including shade covers and a misting system to keep animals cool over summer.
Foster care services for a range of companion animals including rabbits and guinea pigs will also receive a funding boost.
In the Metro-Peel area, an Intensive Care Unit will be constructed to treat injured native animals and 14 enclosures will be built or refurbished to house rescued wildlife.
As stated by Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
“Companion animals and wildlife play a significant role in the lives of Western Australians.
“There was significant interest in this funding round, highlighting the passion, commitment and demand from community-groups wanting to provide the best possible care for animals in need.
“We commend the WA community and these dedicated community groups who do so much to support the health and welfare of companion animals and displaced or injured wildlife.”
|Amaris Wildlife Sanctuary||Refurbishment of an existing enclosure to improve the rehabilitation of western ringtail possums||Great Southern||$4,620|
|Animal Protection Society of WA||Purchase of materials and installation of shade sails and a patio to increase the area of shade provided to dogs and cats being cared for at the shelter||Metro||$28,897|
|Cat Welfare Society||Expansion of a program that assists cats owned by victims of domestic violence, homelessness, those entering rehab or hospital facilities||Metro||$25,000|
|Celebrity Pets Rescue Charitable Trust||12 Month Program to assist in the provision of veterinary care, accommodation and behaviour modification for pets that are relinquished or abandoned||Metro||$47,508|
|City of Kalgoorlie Boulder||Assistance with veterinary expenses of rescued dogs and cats and hiring of a dog behaviourist to assist with moving dogs to appropriate rescue for rehoming||Goldfields-Esperance||$15,000|
|Dog’s Refuge Home WA Inc.||Purchase and installation of a misting system within kennels to decrease heat during summer||Metro||$50,000|
|Don’t Go Astray Inc.||Assistance with veterinary expenses and foster carer support packages for surrendered animals||Metro||$23,341|
|Esperance Roo Haven and Wildlife Rescue||Construction of an aviary and purchase of a rainwater tank and multi-purpose animal holding pen to improve wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release||Goldfields-Esperance||$4,790|
|FAWNA Inc.||Purchase of materials and construction of a predator proof fence to safely rehabilitate birds||South-West||$45,337|
|Geo Bay Wildlife||Purchase of equipment and construction of a shelter to assist with the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of western ringtail possums||South-West||$23,636|
|Healing Hand’s Wildlife Care (Great Southern WA) Inc.||Purchase of equipment to allow the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ringtail possums and western grey kangaroos||Great Southern||$3,331|
|Impound Feline Rescue||Assistance with veterinary expenses for 65 rescued cats to be able to provide reduced adoption fees||Metro||$12,285|
|Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre||Refurbishment and construction of 14 enclosures for wildlife rehabilitation||Metro; Peel||$10,186|
|Kimberley Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc.||Construction of a shed to provide food storage, hospital space and rehabilitation area||Kimberley||$28,401|
|Mandurah Wildlife Rescue Inc.||Upgrade of existing aviaries with snake proof mesh and shade-clothing||Peel||$27,137|
|Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association||Construction of 11 enclosures and a shed facility for injured and recovering birds of prey||South-West||$35,000|
|Midwest Marsupial Carers Inc.||Purchase of equipment to improve the rehabilitation of wildlife||Mid-West||$26,919|
|Pets in the Park Perth||Purchase of veterinary equipment to allow in-house testing for pets of people experiencing homelessness||Metro||$5,248|
|River Wren Wildlife Rescue||Fit out of an on-site ICU area and construction of species-specific enclosures to improve the survival rate and success of rescuing wildlife||Metro; Peel||$50,000|
|Shire of Carnamah||Execution of a program that provides vouchers for the sterilisation and microchipping of pets whose owners hold Health Care and Pension Cards||Mid-West||$14,250|
|Shire of Esperance||Execution of a program which provides free or discounted veterinary services for concession card holders and those suffering financial difficulty||Goldfields-Esperance||$20,000|
|Shire of Kojonup||Refurbishment of an existing building to be utilised as a cat holding facility||Great Southern||$13,725|
|West Coast Maremma and Livestock Guardian Rescue||Refurbishment of an existing shed to set up as a food preparation area||Wheatbelt||$4,985|
|Western Australian Seabird Rescue (Inc.)||Provision of equipment, medical supplies, and assistance with veterinary expenses||Metro; Peel; South-West; |