I’m glad to hear the dingoes are safe
I HAVE made no secret of my support for Simon Stretton and his dingoes.
I know dingoes are not the most loved or lovable animal out there, but I admire Simon’s dedication and passion for these creatures.
He is dedicated to raising awareness and conserving the species, and I feel we could all learn something from him.
So when his sanctuary was at risk of closing because of complications with bank repayments, I and the rest of the team helped drum up some support, in whatever way we could.
I was so relieved to hear he had come to an agreement with the bank and his sanctuary was now safe.
I am sure he will still feel financial pressure, but he is able to continue his work, which is fantastic.
As I have said before, Simon’s struggle is not just about one man’s work.
It is not just about the lives of a few animals, which many people have problems with.
It is about supporting the community and coming together when it matters.
As a member of the media, I often feel there is a lot of negativity to report on, and it can feel overwhelming at times.
Simon’s story was sad, and it could have been tragic.
I am glad it had a happy ending, and I am happy we had a positive story to report.
If you haven’t been yet, make sure you go visit Simon and his dingoes in Durong.
While you’re at it, check out as many of the other local sites and attractions as you can.
If we don’t actively support our community, businesses, events and organisations, it’s only a matter of time before others end up in the same situation as Simon.
So go, visit what there is to visit, spend your money and even think about signing up as a volunteer.
Your community will thank you for it.