Pup­pies in­un­date dog refuge home

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THERE is a lot of ac­tiv­ity hap­pen­ing at the Shen­ton Park Dogs’ Refuge Home.

While the site has be­come over run by cranes and work­ers in­stalling the new build­ings, staff found them­selves in­un­dated with an un­usu­ally high num­ber of en­er­getic pup­pies.

Gen­eral man­ager Judy Flana­gan said cir­cum­stances re­sulted in the refuge hav­ing more than 50 pup­pies at once.

She said two lit­ters were a re­sult of two preg­nant dogs be­ing dropped off and the rest were taken in from around WA and in­ter­state.

“We have 12 come from one lady and nine or so came down from Broome and Dar­win,” she said.

“We do a lot of work with our re­gional coun­ter­parts and help­ing them out. Gen­er­ally we would only re­ceive a lit­ter or two ev­ery few months.”

She said all the ken­nels were still op­er­a­tional through­out the on­site works last week, which in­cluded traf­fic man­age­ment, crane set up and build­ing con­struc­tion.

Ms Flana­gan re­minded pet own­ers to ster­ilise their an­i­mals.

“The big­gest is­sue we have is the con­tin­ual breed­ing of dogs that aren’t ster­ilised and it just re­sults in more un­wanted dogs,” she said.

The pup­pies will be avail­able for adop­tion through­out the next five weeks. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 9381 8166 or go to www.dogs home.org.au.

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