Getting the site ready
WE wanted to update the community with regards to the existing Paws and Claws refuge.
It will be 12 months before we are in the new facilities, if we can raise all the funding, so we decided to ask for help in getting the old facilities looking the best they can for the health, safety and comfort of staff and animals. Myself and committee supporters Bob Stanton, George Freeman and Laurence Marr, together with local arborist specialist Tim Pidgeon from Port Douglas Tree Services have started a massive clean up of the current facilities.
Tim and his son Nathan together with his very professional equipment did an outstand- ing job of getting rid of lots of rubbish on the site as well as trimming trees and removing dead ones. We are most grateful for his support as we could not have accomplished what we did without them.
We wanted to make sure there were no issues with trees and rubbish in any inclement weather conditions.
The next step is to sort out the storage areas and shelving to help with administration plus drainage and security of the animal runs.
Any additional volunteer support from the community is always welcome.
HELPING HAND FOR PAWS: Aborist Tim Pidgeon gets stuck in