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Volunteers make a big difference

  Volunteers make a very important contribution to our three shelters at Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania. They have all levels of experience, from recent inductees to those with more than 20 years of service. Volunteers often form long-lasting friendships. Their mutual love of dogs always gets a conversation started, whether it be at one of our re-homing centres or …
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Rescue dogs are the best breed of all

Since emigrating from the United Kingdom in 2001, foster care volunteer Ruth Simpson has guided more than 70 dogs into new, loving homes. One of them, Barney, was a homeless hound in urgent need of care when Ruth agreed to take him in more than 12 years ago. After a challenging start to the relationship, it …
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My pet project

  Foster care provides vulnerable companion animals with a second chance at a healthy, safe and happy life. It is also one of the most rewarding things a person can do for these deserving creatures. Please read and share Norwegian Heidi Hobaek’s story about her experiences as a foster care volunteer for SAFE (Saving Animals …
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Broome’s vulnerable animals: Australia comes to the rescue

The quest to make a positive difference to the welfare of companion animals is never easy. Many Australians, including hundreds of selfless volunteers, work tirelessly at animal re-homing centres around the country to achieve outcomes that improve the lives of these animals. So, when we achieve a significant and meaningful outcome, it is worth celebrating …
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Why foster care matters for animals and humans alike

Foster care is an important and invaluable way of giving shelter animals and rescued animals a second chance at life. It also delivers a range of benefits to the foster carer, as well as the pet. Foster carers give these animals the opportunity to temporarily spend time in a safe and loving home environment; to …
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