Help for hounds knows no boundaries
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.
Heiltje, Joshua and Claire Laubscher with adopted dog Aaron.