Lau­ren’s on a cause for an­i­mals

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Shane Ni­chols

LAU­REN Giles, a fi­nal year stu­dent at Moss­man High, has a mes­sage for the com­mu­nity: please, please look af­ter your an­i­mals.

Hav­ing worked at Hands On Heal­ing in Moss­man in her spare time for the past five years she has seen the re­sult of hu­man ne­glect of an­i­mals and abuse of an­i­mals.

She is mak­ing part of her fi­nal year’s projects a cam­paign to raise pub­lic aware­ness of an­i­mal abuse and to urge peo­ple who see an­i­mal abuse to re­port it to the coun­cil or RSPCA. Abuse has var­i­ous forms and sources.

“Some­times I think peo­ple just get too lazy to look af­ter an­i­mals prop­erly,” says Lau­ren, who in­tends to be a vet af­ter univer­sity. “They’re not both­er­ing to take an­i­mals to a surgery to get vac­ci­nated.

“I don’t think peo­ple fully un­der­stand the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of look­ing af­ter an an­i­mal. For want of a bet­ter word, they’re lazy, pretty much.”

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