14 February 2019

Mayoral Column

Animal lovers will be delighted to hear that the much anticipated improvement works of the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter at Mulgrave have commenced.

The improvements will mean that dogs and cats will be kept in better conditions while they wait to be rehomed, as part of a program of works planned at the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter.

Stage 1 of the program involves replacing the roof over the existing dog kennels with a pitched roof that will minimise direct sunlight during summer and optimise sunlight during winter. Council aims to have the works associated with Stage 1 completed by March.

The new works have been made possible using a $100,000 donation from a Windsor resident, an earlier $75,000 private contribution from another donor and additional Council funding. The $100,000 donation was from the deceased estate of animal lover Anna Zylstra, who left money to the Shelter as part of her wish to help animals. Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett has personally met with Anna’s closest friends, and she also welcomed wonderful news about the shelter improvements.

Chair of the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter Working Party, Councillor Danielle Wheeler believes the measures will make it much more comfortable for cats and dogs. To keep up to date with the Shelter’s Dog and Cat of the Week promotion and other Council updates, Like and Follow Council’s Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/hawkesburycitycouncil

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