Help for hounds knows no bound­aries

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THE Dogs’ Refuge Home in Shen­ton Park is con­sid­ered a lo­cal an­i­mal res­cue char­ity by many but the or­gan­i­sa­tion res­cued more than 270 dogs and pup­pies from re­gional ar­eas dur­ing the past fi­nan­cial year.

This is part of part­ner­ships with Sav­ing An­i­mals from Eu­thana­sia in Broome and the City of Greater Ger­ald­ton dog pound, where dogs are flown to Perth or driven by vol­un­teers to en­able them to have a sec­ond chance at a happy life.

Puppy Aaron was saved from Ger­ald­ton and re­cently adopted by the Laub­scher fam­ily in Marmion.

Claire (9) de­scribed Aaron as “a gen­tle lov­ing dog”.

“When we adopted him he was a huge puppy but de­spite his big size, he is not a great dane but a bull arab,” she said.

“What means the most to me is Aaron is try­ing his hard­est to please us ev­ery sec­ond and even if he does some­thing wrong and even if he can’t do it, he doesn’t give up and keeps try­ing.”

Mum Heiltje said Aaron had “re­ally en­riched our lives”.

“Peo­ple say to me how lucky Aaron is that we res­cued him and my re­ply is that we are the lucky ones,” she said.

The home is run­ning an ap­peal for do­na­tions to res­cue more re­gional dogs.

Visit www.givenow.com. au/re­gional-dogs.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d484588

Heiltje, Joshua and Claire Laub­scher with adopted dog Aaron.

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