The Victorian Coalition Government is providing $10,000 to the Save a Dog Scheme in Glen Iris to help it continue protecting the welfare of neglected or homeless pets.
Member for Malvern, Michael O’Brien MP, recently visited the Save a Dog Scheme facilities, stating the grant would be used to purchase tablet computers and wifi internet for Save a Dog Scheme staff and volunteers.
“I am delighted that the Save a Dog Scheme in Glen Iris has been successful in their application for funding of $10,000 as part of the Coalition Governments Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program,” Mr O’Brien said.
“This funding will help the organisation become more efficient through improving its administration processes, leading to greater adoption outcomes and pound services,”
“I acknowledge the wonderful work of Pam Weaver OAM who has led the Save a Dog Scheme to the strong position it is in today,”
“The Napthine Coalition Government is committed to supporting not-for-profit organisations in their important work to ensure the welfare of Victoria’s pets is protected.”
Mr O’Brien said 24 grants totalling $355,000 had been provided from the second round of the Coalition Government’s $1.6 million Animal Welfare Fund.
“The Animal Welfare Fund was an election commitment by the Coalition Government, after Labor ignored calls for more to be done to protect companion animals from harm,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The Coalition Government recognises that companion animals are an important part of the lives of Victorians and their welfare needs to be protected.
“Since coming into government, the Victorian Coalition has worked hard to deliver tighter animal welfare laws and crack down on illegal domestic animal breeders.
“I am proud the Victorian Coalition has had the heart to act where Labor would not.”
Nineteen small grants of up to $10,000 and five grants up to $50,000 have been awarded in this round of grants.
For more information on the Coalition Government’s Animal Welfare Fund, visit www.depi.vic.gov.au/animalwelfaregrants