UNDER CONSTRUCTION –
OPENING FEBUARY 2022
OUR NEW HOME
The committee of the Homeless Animal Society and Boarding Kennels is extremely happy now that the Douglas Shire Council has approved its Development Application to convert the previously occupied LOTSA Printing factory Teamsters Drive into a modern indoor animal facility.
After 10 years of searching we are over the moon knowing that the association at last has a home to continue the incredible work the staff and volunteers do in rescuing abandoned and homeless animals. This state of the art indoor soundproof building will see the association rescuing animals well into the future. With the assistance of a planning consultant and a recognised Acoustic Engineer firm we were able to show that this is possible and will not impact any of the nearby industrial businesses or residential properties.
We do appreciate that some may have had concerns from the history of the previous refuge, which was literally an old house and some cyclone fencing. This project is the extreme opposite, on completion the property will have cost well over the million-dollar mark and will consist of a soundproof housing facility and partially enclosed and monitored run areas acoustically designed where limited dogs will be rotated and able to leisure outside during day light hours.
The association has now purchased the premises with the Council Change of Material Use approval. We are using the best and most experienced specialists in the country to complete the designs, meet the conditions and look after the welfare of the animals to the highest level. These modern facilities are built to ensure the safety and comfort of our fur legged babies and we look forward to what the future now holds.
The association is extremely grateful for the support it has continued to receive and it is obviously clear that the love for the association and the animals that it has cared for is abundant. We truly hope that the promises we have received over the many years will now come to fruition now that we have successfully secured a new home. It is imperative that the supporters of Paws and Claws continue to keep the word out there and help share the story of what we have been through and now how they can help this project become a reality as soon as possible.
Please keep giving generously so we can start saving more of our fury four legged friends