Get­ting the site ready

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

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

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