Barco Dog Training presented Mullumbimby Veterinary Clinic Nurse Shoallea Cooke with a $500 cheque towards her travel expenses when she volunteers next month for service with Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC).
AMRRIC provides free animal education and veterinary care for the community dogs in the remote Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Since regular vet visits started in 2012, a high percentage of the dog population in these communities has been desexed, and the general health and condition of the dogs has improved significantly. This has significant positive flow on effects for the community members.
Due to the remote location, flights are incredibly expensive – $1,900. This cost would be prohibitive for Shoallea. Mullumbimby Veterinary Clinic has encouraged her to reach out to the community to support her to realise this dream.
Barco is a community-based dog training group with volunteer instructors. A small fee is charged for classes, and Barco supports local animal welfare efforts. This year, the club has also donated $1,000 each to Animal Rights and Rescue Group and Companion Animals Welfare Inc. Both groups make a tremendous effort to rescue and rehome animals in need.
Support Shoallea’s work with AMRRIC through this link.