SAFE supported with extra funds

Local animals will be a little bit safer thanks to an increase of City of Karratha funding to Saving Animals from Euthanasia (SAFE).

Councillors approved an increase from $44,000 annually to $65,000 annually to continue their work fostering and re-homing stray animals.

City of Karratha Deputy Mayor John Lally said that SAFE provided a fantastic service, largely through the work of volunteers, which saved hundreds of animals last year alone.

“We know our residents love their pets but inevitably dogs are handed in to SAFE both by families who can’t look after them any more and by our rangers, Cr Lally said.

“It’s great to know that SAFE is there to take care of these animals and find them loving forever homes. SAFE work closely with City rangers to minimise the number of stray animals on our streets,” he said.

“This increase in funding recognises the important work that the volunteers of SAFE perform for our community. We have committed to a five year funding agreement at this increased level to make sure this service continues at the fantastic standard we enjoy today.”

SAFE is always looking for volunteers to work at the shelter, help foster animals, and adopt them forever.

Anyone interested can find more information on SAFE’s website at www.safe.asn.au