Thursday Shelter Spotlight – The Lost Dogs Home


thursdayIf you are a follower of any animal/shelter/rescues on social media I am sure you have seen many of those pages post about this “Human Walking Program”. This Program was put together by the shelter in which I will be interviewing below! If you have no idea what I am talking about, YOU NEED TO Check out this Vimeo video!
http://vimeo.com/92823193

Here is a little more about the program that I think TOTALLY ROCKS and more shelters in cities should be doing this! http://dogshome.com/humanwalkingprogram/

*Who is filling out this interview?
Kevin

*What is your position for your Animal Rescue/Shelter?
Social Media Officer

*What is the name of your Animal Rescue/Shelter?
The Lost Dogs’Home

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*Where are you located?
Melbourne, Australia

*Do you offer any awareness programs to your community?
We sure do, we have a number of programs tailored to school groups and social groups, as well as a free online resource known as the Pet Licence. Pet Licence is currently under redevelopment and will be a great online source of information about responsible pet ownership and looking after your dog or cat. We also have a weekly one hour radio show on Melbourne’s GLBTIQ radio station JOY 94.9 to chat about all things pet related from wet noses to wagging tails! (Podcasted online at http://joy.org.au/petsaloud)

*How long has your Animal Rescue/Shelter been around for?
We were founded in 1911 and doors opened on the shelter in 1913, so over 100 years. We have a website devoted to the history of the Home at http://history.dogshome.com/

*What types of animals do you have at your Animal Rescue/Shelter?
Mostly Dogs and Cats, with the occasional sheep, goat, pig, guinea pig, rabbit. We only adopt out dogs and cats, other animals will go to other rescues or shelters for rehoming.

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*If someone wanted to become a volunteer, how could they?
We have volunteer programs for dog walking, admin, event staff, cat enrichment and all the details are on our website at http://dogshome.com/support-our-work/volunteering/

*What types of items do you take as donations?
We gratefully accept donations of blankets, towels, pet food, cat litter, pet toys, dog leads and veterinary/medical supplies.

*Do you have any fundraisers coming up that you want my viewers to know about?
Our current appeal is our winter appeal and more information about that can be found at our website: http://dogshome.com/

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*Fill in Media Contacts:
Email: kevin.newman@dogshome.com
Website: http://dogshome.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/LostDogsHome
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lostdogshome

*Do I have permission to copy this to my blog? Yes.
*Do I have permission to post photos you have provided me with? Yes.

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