Big­ger new home for pound pup­pies

Isis Town and Country - - LIFE -

BE­ING in the dog house will soon take on a whole new mean­ing for the re­gion’s lost or stray­ing an­i­mals.

Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil has joined with lo­cal con­trac­tor Murchie Con­struc­tions to turn the sod at the site of the new Qun­aba An­i­mal Manage­ment Fa­cil­ity.

Health and reg­u­la­tory ser­vices coun­cil­lor Peter Heuser said the new fa­cil­ity would al­most dou­ble the coun­cil’s pound ca­pac­ity.

“The new fa­cil­ity will in­clude 30 dog ken­nels, which is a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease from our cur­rent ca­pac­ity of 18 ken­nels,” Cr Heuser said.

“It will also cater to cats, live­stock and an­i­mals with lit­ters.

“This up-to-date fa­cil­ity will re­place coun­cil’s ex­ist­ing aged and in­ef­fi­cient pound on Univer­sity Dr, which is no longer equipped to meet the re­gion’s an­i­mal manage­ment re­quire­ments.”

Cr Heuser said the con­struc­tion con­tract had been awarded to lo­cal com­pany Murchie Con­struc­tions fol­low­ing a for­mal ten­der process.

“This project is worth about $1.5 mil­lion for Murchie Con­struc­tions, which is a fan­tas­tic out­come for the lo­cal in­dus­try.”

The project will cost $1.8 mil­lion, in­clud­ing wa­ter ser­vice con­nec­tion, de­sign and project manage­ment.

It is ex­pected to be com­pleted by De­cem­ber, weather per­mit­ting. WHY is it that we have in­grained in us such a fear of fail­ure?

‘Fear’ can sab­o­tage ‘try’ in an in­stant and not only that, think about what you could be missing out on be­cause of it.

Have you ever no­ticed in a so­cial set­ting or gath­er­ing of peo­ple the best and most in­trigu­ing sto­ries come from those events in life that have chal­lenged us?

That time you got bogged up the pad­dock, when you fell over in your run­ning race at school sports day or when you were thrown off your horse the first day of mus­ter­ing.

There are plenty of mo­ments in life when, at the time, you felt frus­trated, con­fused, em­bar­rassed or even an­gry in the sit­u­a­tion but later you over­came some­thing, learnt some­thing or were able to laugh at your­self.

I love think­ing about that; you win or you learn.

Be­ing brave to walk into the new gym, hav­ing the courage to try that new ex­er­cise or the tenac­ity to get up and go again af­ter sev­eral times be­ing knocked down.

Try­ing some­thing new is one of the hard­est fears to over­come.

Try­ing new foods and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing new tastes is all about new ex­pe­ri­ences in life.

Life would be bor­ing if we ate the same thing ev­ery day.

All of th­ese ex­pe­ri­ences pro­vide learning; learning about your­self, learning about your life and be­com­ing aware of all the new things you want to learn.

Strug­gles are what make the good times and suc­cesses great.

We can all ap­pre­ci­ate the sweet­ness only af­ter we have tasted the sour and sweated a lit­tle. So, lean into that strug­gle. Get a lit­tle un­com­fort­able. Be a bit vul­ner­a­ble. Then watch your­self and your self-con­fi­dence grow and shine.

There is so much to live and en­joy in this life; don’t let fear hold you back.

Be­lieve in your­self and don’t let your own fears stop you from reach­ing your goals.

AN­I­MAL WEL­FARE: The Bund­aberg pound is be­ing re­placed with a new an­i­mal manage­ment fa­cil­ity, now un­der con­struc­tion.

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