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Helping to Re-home Sydney's Dogs and Cats


For the first time in 71 years, Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (SDCH) is planning its relocation to a new, purpose-built facility, extending their service for Sydney’s lost and abandoned animals. 

To complete the facility, the animal shelter has embarked on the biggest fundraising journey in SDCH history, with an initial target of $3 million dollars. 

Global animal health company Zoetis recently contributed to this important initiative by donating 10,000 doses of Revolution® flea and heartworm treatment and 1,800 doses of preventive care vaccines to SDCH valued at over $180,000. 

“Each year, we have over 3,300 animals come through our doors, and the cost of preventative healthcare is enormous,” said Amanda Stokes, Head of Fundraising & Partnerships. “This donation from Zoetis means we will be able to redirect significant funds from our operational costs to our relocation fundraising goal,” added Ms Stokes. 

“Once built, the new facility will ensure we continue to lead the way in best-practice animal welfare while further developing our programs, which help to enrich the lives of community members in need”. SDCH will continue to focus on aged and disability care initiatives and programs to benefit youth living with mental illness. 

They will also expand their rehabilitation program with the Australian Army, which sees injured recruits joining their volunteer program, “We were extremely fortunate to attend Sydney Dogs and Cats Home in Carlton and see first-hand the amazing work this team is doing for animal welfare and our community,” said Stephanie Armstrong, Corporate Volunteer and Companion Animal and Equine Business Unit Director, Zoetis. 

“Every day I work alongside people who are passionate about animal health, and having the chance to see our contribution make a difference to this charity was very rewarding,” she added. This also extends to corporate volunteering, where time and skills are donated to create positive change in the Australian community. 
Photo Credit: Sydney Dogs and Cats Home via Facebook

About Sydney Dogs and Cats Home

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is a council pound and not-for-profit community facility. The Home has been taking care of Sydney’s lost and abandoned animals since 1946. As a charity organization and an active re-homing facility, Sydney Dogs and Cats Home prides itself on never placing a time limit on any adoptable animal... Everybody knows that true love takes time… For more information visit www.sydneydogsandcatshome.org

About Zoetis

Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. 
For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.au/commitments 
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