Group looks to future of keeping pets SAFE

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

Saving Animals From Euthanasia’s Busselton branch held its annual general meeting last week, announcing the branch would join about 10 others across WA under the SAFE Inc banner next year.

Most committee members remained in their previous roles, but a president was not yet named.

The meeting was attended by volunteers, local vets and carers who provide homes for pounded pets before they are rehomed. About 67 cats and 28 dogs were rescued last financial year, and 38 cats and 17 dogs went to new homes.

A further seven cats and six dogs were also rehomed last month; however secretary Marylene Glover said the group still had a number of cats in care awaiting adoption.

Volunteer carer Kathy Upton was recognised for her contribution to the group, caring for more than 20 cats, including three litters in the past three years.

The group also celebrated their recent memorandum of understanding with the City of Busselton.

Acting president Jackie Murray said the group had received great support from the City and the MOU gave the group a clear direction.

“It means continuity in terms of the organisation and clear expectations around our role, which is a positive for us as a volunteer group,” she said.

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