Community-based animal welfare grants awarded

  • $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.”

Organisation Project descriptionRegionFunding
Amaris Wildlife Sanctuary Refurbishment of an existing enclosure to improve the rehabilitation of western ringtail possumsGreat Southern$4,620
Animal Protection Society of WAPurchase 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 shelterMetro$28,897
Cat Welfare Society Expansion of a program that assists cats owned by victims of domestic violence, homelessness, those entering rehab or hospital facilitiesMetro$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 abandonedMetro$47,508
City of Kalgoorlie BoulderAssistance with veterinary expenses of rescued dogs and cats and hiring of a dog behaviourist to assist with moving dogs to appropriate rescue for rehomingGoldfields-Esperance$15,000
Dog’s Refuge Home WA Inc.Purchase and installation of a misting system within kennels to decrease heat during summerMetro$50,000
Don’t Go Astray Inc.Assistance with veterinary expenses and foster carer support packages for surrendered animalsMetro $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 releaseGoldfields-Esperance$4,790
FAWNA Inc.Purchase of materials and construction of a predator proof fence to safely rehabilitate birdsSouth-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 possumsSouth-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 kangaroosGreat Southern $3,331
Impound Feline Rescue Assistance with veterinary expenses for 65 rescued cats to be able to provide reduced adoption feesMetro$12,285
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation CentreRefurbishment and construction of 14 enclosures for wildlife rehabilitationMetro; Peel$10,186
Kimberley Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc.Construction of a shed to provide food storage, hospital space and rehabilitation areaKimberley$28,401
Mandurah Wildlife Rescue Inc.Upgrade of existing aviaries with snake proof mesh and shade-clothingPeel$27,137
Margaret River Busselton Tourism AssociationConstruction of 11 enclosures and a shed facility for injured and recovering birds of preySouth-West$35,000
Midwest Marsupial Carers Inc.Purchase of equipment to improve the rehabilitation of wildlifeMid-West$26,919
Pets in the Park PerthPurchase of veterinary equipment to allow in-house testing for pets of people experiencing homelessnessMetro$5,248
River Wren Wildlife RescueFit out of an on-site ICU area and construction of species-specific enclosures to improve the survival rate and success of rescuing wildlifeMetro; Peel$50,000
Shire of CarnamahExecution of a program that provides vouchers for the sterilisation and microchipping of pets whose owners hold Health Care and Pension CardsMid-West$14,250
Shire of EsperanceExecution 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 KojonupRefurbishment of an existing building to be utilised as a cat holding facilityGreat Southern $13,725
West Coast Maremma and Livestock Guardian RescueRefurbishment of an existing shed to set up as a food preparation areaWheatbelt$4,985
Western Australian Seabird Rescue (Inc.)Provision of equipment, medical supplies, and assistance with veterinary expensesMetro; Peel; South-West; 

Great Southern


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