Animal carer wanted to help out at SAFE

South Western Times

In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, SAFE Bunbury president Patricia Perks is calling for volunteers to open their homes to foster animals and assist in the organisation’s effort to save lives.

“We would really like to get more foster carers in because the more foster carers we get, the more lives we can save,” Ms Perks said.

“It creates a really great environment for animals to relax and be around a family again, most of these dogs don’t belong in a kennel, so the best thing for them is to be with a family – so we need more carers.”

More than 200 dogs and 300 cats were re-homed by SAFE in the past financial year, with 240 cats and 150 dogs re-homed as of March this year.

Ms Perks said volunteers only require suitable fencing, a loving home and time to spend with the animals, with all carers receiving support from the group when needed.

Volunteer carer Nick Daniel said fostering for SAFE is a great way to have animals in your life without committing long-term.

“It has been a heap of fun for us, we get a heap of new dogs through our house and have loved every single one of them,” he said.

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