Jed Barnes with some of the Pet Warriors’ charges, cattle dog-cross puppies needing a home.
Jed Barnes with some of the Pet Warriors’ charges, cattle dog-cross puppies needing a home. Valerie Horton

Making a home for animals in need

MANY people around the Fraser Coast have become foster parents to animals in need – but more are always needed.

The Fraser Coast Pet Warriors is a group that dedicates time to ensuring the wellbeing of animals and refuges around the Fraser Coast, often by taking animals into their homes while new families are being sought.

“They assist in homing unwanted cats and dogs,” Pet Warriors patron and Fraser Coast councillor Sue Brooks said.

“Carers need to be committed to looking after an animal but also able to say goodbye when the time comes.”

Ms Brooks said sometimes people who fostered animals ultimately decided to adopt them and it was a great way for people to see if an animal would fit into their home.

Ms Brooks said the Pet Warriors had so far had a lot of success, both with finding homes for animals and providing a loving environment for those in transition.

“It’s great to give animals an opportunity to find a new home.”

Ms Brooks said that while many of the refuges around the area did a remarkable job of caring for their animals, it was also great to see animals free from cages.

“It is a very worthwhile cause.

“Spending time with a foster carer is much better than spending time in a cage.”

To find out more about Pet Warriors or to become involved, call 0407 371 538.



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