Giving still the season for Christmas Appeal

Without us, what would happen to the dogs?” Our annual Christmas Appeal launched last month with this important message.

This year’s Christmas Appeal, which runs until the end of January, has a fundraising goal of $150,000. As of January 17, we have raised $101,090. We want to thank every person or organisation that has heard our plea and dug into their pockets to help us. We are humbled by, and grateful for, this outpouring of generosity.

We’re also very thankful to the members of the public who went out of their way to bring items into our various Homes to place under our Christmas trees.

Many Tasmanians don’t realise we rely on donations to support our welfare operations at our four Homes around the state – and increasing costs mean the future of the Dogs’ Homes is under threat.

The rising cost of living and the financial challenges faced by people today have led to more surrenders, particularly of older dogs. And our staff and resources are stretched to capacity.

Staff around Christmas tree
L-R: CEO Mark with River, Vet Nurse Mary, Supervisor Ash, Volunteer Coordinator Mel and Vet Ros with Dudley — with the Hobart Home donations.

Every year about 3000 dogs across the state come into our Dogs’ Homes. Each year: 64,000 dog meals need to be served; 19,000km needs to be walked with our dogs, rain, hail, or shine; more than 16 tonnes of dog poo needs to be scooped; and 550 dogs need to be desexed.

We are always here, for every dog, and there’s no time limit on how long a dog remains in our care. We’re committed to finding them new, loving homes, while providing them with the highest quality of care while they are with us.

Many Tasmanians don’t realise we rely on donations to support our welfare operations at our four Homes around the state – and increasing costs mean the future of the Dogs’ Homes is under threat.

A photo fail with staff and dogs around the tree
Taking happy snaps with dogs is no easy task...
Dudley sniffing out all the doggie donations
Dudley inspecting all the doggie donations.
A photo fail with staff and dogs around the tree
Everyone look at the camera please!
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Hobart Dogs' Home temporary closure

Please note that the Hobart Dogs’ Home will be closed to the public on the following days due to tree maintenance work.