Shelter desperately needs funds

In the Diamond Valley Leader:

YARRAMBAT’S newest furry residents need a helping paw to raise some money.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal recently gave Save-A-Dog Scheme the green light to operate as the city’s newest animal shelter.

But Save-A-Dog Scheme president Pam Weaver said the organisation needed about $2 million to develop and operate the property as set out in the new conditions drawn up by the tribunal and Nillumbik Council.

“It will enable us to save a lot more animals … also we hope we can be an asset to the community,” she said.

“We do have some time restrictions. We have to get started in two years and finish in four years.

“The more money we have, the sooner we can get started.”

Ms Weaver said the fundraiser would coincide with the not-for-profit organisation’s 30th birthday anniversary for its Glen Iris shelter.

Save-A-Dog Scheme’s 30th anniversary will be celebrated at a fundraising dinner held at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday, May 30.

To book tickets or donate, visit or phone 9824 7928.


(Save-A-Dog Scheme founder and president Pam Weaver with Tigger, a Grey Hound Cross and Phoenix, a German Shepherd. Picture: Janine Eastgate)

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