In­sep­a­ra­ble pals need Christ­mas carer

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

■ SAFE Kar­ratha is urg­ing res­i­dents stay­ing in town for Christ­mas to make it a spe­cial one for two furry best friends, in­clud­ing a dog that was one of the ser­vice’s first res­cues.

SAFE founder Sue Hed­ley said 12-year-old dog Bundy and sixyear-old cat Sparkie were in­sep­a­ra­ble, hav­ing shared a long history to­gether and with SAFE, be­fore they ar­rived at her door last week.

“Bundy was one of our first dogs we adopted out when SAFE started and I feel like he’s come back to me to spend his last bit of time,” she said. “He and Sparkie were given to­gether and they’ve been to­gether six years.

“They both kept go­ing back to the street where they used to live to­gether and try­ing to find each other there.”

She de­scribed Sparkie as friendly and con­fi­dent and Bundy as lov­ing, easy­go­ing and fond of cats.

“I feel like he’s look­ing at the cats here, look­ing for Sparkie,” she said. “So he’s meant to be with this cat.”

Ms Hed­ley said find­ing some­one to mind the two has be­come ur­gent as Sparkie’s cur­rent carer is leav­ing town be­fore Christ­mas.

She also wants to make sure the el­derly Bundy is well cared for and with his best fe­line friend on what is likely to be his last Christ­mas.

“I don’t want Sparkie to go and sit in a cat­tery,” she said. “I want the two of them to spend their last Christ­mas to­gether.

“We just want a place the two can be to­gether. It won’t nec­es­sar­ily be a huge com­mit­ment, but just for now.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, call SAFE Kar­ratha on 9185 4634.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Perera

SAFE founder Sue Hed­ley with Bundy.

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