‘Our home is now safe’: Last-minute re­prieve for Durong din­goes

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

DURONG Dingo Sanc­tu­ary has been thrown a life­line.

Sanc­tu­ary owner Si­mon Stret­ton an­nounced on Face­book the sanc­tu­ary would re­main open thanks to an agree­ment with the Com­mon­wealth Bank.

“Our home is now safe,” Mr Stret­ton said.

“The char­ity will con­tinue its es­sen­tial work. I am sin­cerely thank­ful for the sup­port the com­mu­nity has given me.”

Mr Stret­ton said he and his so­lic­i­tor had reached an agree­ment with the Com­mon­wealth Bank which as­sisted him in stay­ing on his Durong prop­erty, along with his din­goes.

“The agree­ment en­sures se­cu­rity for Durong Dingo Sanc­tu­ary, home for my din­goes and my­self and head­quar­ters of the char­ity,” he said.

“I am happy to an­nounce we con­tinue with our com­mit­ment to dingo con­ser­va­tion, wildlife and other an­i­mal res­cue and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.”

The news comes after Mr Stret­ton said he would have no choice but to put his din­goes down if he was un­able to come up with bank re­pay­ments on his prop­erty.

WILDLIFE CARER: Sanc­tu­ary owner Si­mon Stret­ton with his din­goes. PHOTO: DURONG DINGO SANC­TU­ARY

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