The first grants from the Victorian Coalition Government’s Animal Welfare Fund have begun to flow, Michael O’Brien MP, Member for Malvern, announced today.
Mr O’Brien said the $1.6 million fund would provide grants over four years to assist eligible not-for-profit organisations with infrastructure works, programs and activities that improve the welfare of companion animals.
"I am delighted to announce that the Save-A-Dog Scheme in Glen Iris has been successful in its application to the Animal Welfare Fund, and has received a grant of $9750 to develop an animal management system which will lead to more efficient adoption and pound services," Michael O’Brien, a long-term supporter of the Scheme, said.
"It is important that we ensure local animals are protected from neglect and abuse. The Save-A-Dog Scheme provides a vital service to the community by taking care of unclaimed sick and injured animals, in a compassionate and safe environment."
The Coalition Government has delivered on an election commitment to address long-term funding issues associated with animal welfare efforts and to promote responsible pet ownership.
For more information on the Animal Welfare Fund, visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au/pets/animal-welfare.