Lost Dogs Home

12 February 2015

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I would like to acknowledge the great work done by Kae Norman and Di McNiff from Rescued with Love, people who are committed to improving animal safety. I know this issue is very important to the member for Pascoe Vale. I recently attended a candlelight vigil at the Lost Dogs Home and met with many people who are deeply concerned about the high kill rates at the Lost Dogs Home. Numerous people came up to me repeatedly during the vigil to express their concerns about the plight of the animals that end up at the Lost Dogs Home.

Kae has played a pivotal role in the last decade addressing animal welfare at the Lost Dogs Home, and Kae and all those present at the candlelight vigil were obviously delighted when the Minister for Agriculture announced an investigation into the Lost Dogs Home. Now that investigation is ongoing and we are awaiting the findings. But I did want to make an observation that Kae and Di’s passion for animal welfare is unsurpassed, and I remain hopeful that through tackling the scourge of puppy farms and by working together collaboratively we might be able to ensure that those animals that find themselves in animal shelters receive the very best of care while they are waiting to be rehomed.