Recognising the dedicated volunteers of the Owl & the Pussycat Farm Animal Sanctuary

Today in Parliament, Abigail passed a motion praising the work of the Owl & the Pussycat Farm Animal Sanctuary and called on the NSW Government to commit to funding organisations like this so they can continue their vital work caring for animals.

Abigail said:

I give notice that on the next sitting day I will move: 

(1) That this House notes that:

  • the Owl & the Pussycat Farm Animal Sanctuary is an animal rescue sanctuary that provides a safe haven to nearly 75 rescue animals to rehabilitate with love, compassion and care, located in Crabbes Creek in the Northern Rivers; 
  • the Owl & the Pussycat Farm Animal Sanctuary was established in 2017, and is entirely family-run and volunteer-supported, relying largely on self-funding as well as generous donations and volunteer help where offered; 
  • the sanctuary is not only home to its permanent residents, but also carries out vital work including crisis support, emergency accommodation, foster care, rehabilitation and rehoming of animals; and
  • in the absence of dedicated government funding or an independent animal welfare oversight body, rescue and rehabilitation organisations like the Owl & the Pussycat have stepped up to care for neglected, abused and unwanted animals.

(2) That this House commends the work of the Owl & the Pussycat Farm Animal Sanctuary and the tireless dedication of its volunteers in providing a safe haven for animals in need in the Northern Rivers area, and calls on the NSW Government to commit to supporting organisations like this to allow them to continue carrying out vital work for animals.

 

Read the transcript in Hansard here.

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