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Well again lots of changes are underway for Paws and Claws. With our development application now officially in Public Comment we await councils decision on whether we will have an animal shelter in the Douglas Shire or not…. as you can imagine the options of location have been exhausted.

The prospects of this facility do fill us with excitement though. Its been a lot of hard work getting here and there will still be a lot of hard work as we move forward if the application is approved. The facility will offer an acoustically designed indoor facility, no different to an out door facility but air-conditioned and safe from the many other dangers we have in our region. The dogs will still get the same amount of time playing outdoors in interactive and enriched play runs.

The facility will also offer a state of the art Boarding Kennel, long over due we will be able to cater for the many locals and tourists who want their fury kids looked after in the best way possible.

We await councils decision but also urge our members and supporters to formally notify council how much this facility means to them and why we need it…..

The charity shop has temporarily closed in Mossman as we move to a new premises… unfortunately our competition to another “2nd Hand” business proved not to be popular and has forced us to relocate down the road to a much bigger retail outlet where we can offer all products including furniture items… shame we don’t have a pizza oven…. So look forward to our new store next door to Mossman Bakery which will be open 6 days a week, 10-4 Monday to Friday, and 10-1 Saturday. This form of fund raising has proven to be a great for the organisation. Thank you to everyone who has donated items and supported the shop.

Michael Kerr
President, Paws and Claws

The Homeless Animal Society & Boarding Kennels maintains a “pro life” policy meaning no animal is euthanized unless suffering from a debilitating disease or has repeatedly attacked another animal or person and cannot be retrained or rehoused.

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