In the Dog House for a cause

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A TEAM of an­i­mal lovers will vol­un­tar­ily send them­selves to the dog house this Satur­day.

Led by Hil­larys res­i­dent Jar­rad Tate and award-win­ning au­thor Jen­nifer Sk­iff, the team will spend four hours locked in­side ken­nels with dozens of res­cue dogs from the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Shen­ton Park.

The an­nual event raises funds to help more than 1200 dogs a year that re­ceive refuge at the shel­ter.

The Tate Fam­ily Foun­da­tion has also agreed to match dona­tions dol­lar-for­dol­lar up to $25,000.

Refuge pres­i­dent Karen Rhodes said the In the Dog House ap­peal was in­valu­able be­cause they re­lied heav­ily on com­mu­nity dona­tions.

“We are so grate­ful to the in­cred­i­bly gen­er­ous Tate Fam­ily Foun­da­tion and to our gen­er­ous com­mu­nity who we very much hope will help sup­port this fan­tas­tic matched-giv­ing op­por­tu­nity,” she said.

“We’re to­tally re­liant on the sup­port and gen­eros­ity of dog lovers and dona­tions made through fundrais­ers such as this en­able us to res­cue, care for and re­home hun­dreds of un­wanted and aban­doned dogs.”

Also from 9.30am to 2pm, award-win­ning pho­tog­ra­pher Alex Cearns, from Hound­stooth Stu­dio, will be do­ing pro­fes­sional fes­tive photo shoots for dog lovers and their pets for $35, to be do­nated to the home.

To do­nate, go to www.ev­ery­day­hero.com.au /event/dog­house2018 or call 9381 8166.

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Ruth Gour­ley, from the Shen­ton Park Dogs' Refuge Home, and Jar­rad Tate, from Tate Fam­ily Foun­da­tion. Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Stratavault struc­tures at the Mon­tario Quar­ter site.

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