Most towns have an animal refuge centre where animals are rescued, cared for and re-homed. The Maryborough District Animal Refuge
in Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to this cause and last year re-homed over one hundred animals, including guinea pigs, cats, dogs along with the occasional chicken.
Photo courtesy of Essential Oils & Herbs for Dogs, Facebook Event Page
In addition to the Refuge
, the centre provides boarding facilities for dogs, cats, birds and guinea pigs while you are away or on leave. Prices for this service are very affordable and stays range from one night to months, however, bookings need to be made in advance.
Other services offered at the time of boarding are:
Grooming – the centre has a hydrobath and if you book your pet in for a bath prior to returning home after his or her stay in the boarding centre, you will receive a twenty-five percent discount.
Special Care – If your pet has special needs, he or she may be an older dog or need medication to be administrated. The centre will take care of this for you, even feeding your pet in accordance with directions left by you.
Man's Best Friend (Author's Photo)
Music is played throughout the boarding kennels 24 hours a day and there is a large grassy area for pets to run about in during the day.
On Saturday 13th June 2020 from 2.00 to 3.00pm, the Maryborough District Animal Refuge along with Goodness for Paws
are hosting a workshop on "Essential Oils and Herbs for Dogs" at their premises, 765 Kent Street, Maryborough. Limited spaces are available for this and other events held throughout the year. You MUST book here
, pay $15.00 to secure your seat.
When my dog had an upset stomach, I used to watch him head straight for a long piece of grass and chew. Dogs have an incredible ability to know what herbs, grasses, bark, clay etc are good for them. This workshop will explain how high-quality essential oils and herb powders can offer your pet, substances that can bring healing. You will also learn what oils are good for putting in pets bedding or on their collars. There will be a demonstration on a dog for you to see how dogs respond to essential oils and herbs.
Pampered Pooch (Author's Photo)
If you would like more information on this workshop or the other workshops held throughout the year, please call 0439 410 144.
Other workshops this year are as follows:
Being a non-profit organisation wonderful volunteers dedicate daily time and energy to look after the animals as well as undertake maintenance of the facilities. If you have any time, you may like to contact the centre on 4123 1712 or give a financial or other donation. Donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible. You can also donate food, towels, blankets and services.
The Maryborough District Animal Refuge is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 2.00pm, closed Sundays.