Target: Mike Baird, Premier of New South Wales
Goal: Award a plot of land to an animal shelter facing expulsion from its current location, and help the non-profit with its relocation costs.
An animal shelter that cares for and rehomes thousands of animals per year is facing imminent closure if the state government does not step in to help. Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (SDCH) in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia, has leased its land for over 70 years but has been told it must relocate now that the land has been put up for redevelopment. SDCH houses over 3,000 animals each year, including dogs and cats but also rabbits, geese and other stray or abandoned animals in need of care. It is one of the few shelters in Sydney that places no time limits on rehoming animals.
SDCH has asked the state for a plot of land for them to continue their lifesaving work, but the government has not yet taken any action to help the center and the city’s vulnerable animals. If SDCH is not given an alternative location, thousands of animals will be left without care.
Sign this petition urging the state government to give this vital organization a plot of land and contribute to its relocation costs so that it can continue helping thousands of animals in need.
Dear Mr. Baird,
As you are certainly aware, Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (SDCH) is facing closure and has asked for your help to ensure that they can continue providing live-saving care for Sydney’s stray and abandoned animals. The center has been leasing its current land for 70 years but will soon be left without a home for the 3,000 animals it houses each year.
SDCH is a crucial organization currently serving nine councils and approached by four more and is one of the few shelters in Sydney to rehome every animal it takes in, no matter how long it takes.
We urge you to help SDCH and the thousands of animals that rely on the shelter. Please take urgent action to give this life-saving organization a plot of land and help with its relocation costs so that it can continue saving Sydney’s vulnerable animals.
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Photo credit: Sydney Dogs and Cats Home