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					   Who can Donate and how?

    Anyone can donate!

 Just fill out the below section of this
     form and hand, or post it to our
friendly Customer Service staff in our
Goolwa or Strathalbyn Council Offices
               for a receipt.
                                                COUNCIL                                    ASSISTANCE
 NAME:                                               Post Office Box 21
                                                    GOOLWA SA 5214

                                                       11 Cadell Street
                                                    GOOLWA SA 5214

                                                     1 Colman Terrace
                                               STRATHALBYN SA 5255

                                                Telephone:       (08) 8555 7000
                                               Facsimile:        (08) 8555 3603
Thank you for your support                 Web Site Address:
                                                                                          A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
                                                                                         FROM ALEXANDRINA COUNCIL
     Animal Assistance Program                            Animal Assistance Program                                Who can apply for
         Animal Adoption                                         Trust Fund                                       assistance and how?
In 2006, a new animal adoption program was           Alexandrina Council has started a program
                                                                                                          Community members are encouraged to apply
initiated by the Alexandrina Council to help solve   which aims at providing an opportunity for
                                                                                                          for this assistance.
the increasing issue of unwanted, uncared for and    the community in partnership with
bandoned animals within our Community.               Alexandrina Council to encourage responsible
                                                                                                          Anyone who feels that they are unable to
                                                     pet ownership.
                                                                                                          immediately manage their pet without
This program has been very successful, finding
                                                                                                          monetary support for a specific reason, is
caring and responsible new owners for many and       The Animal Assistance Program “Trust Fund”
                                                                                                          encouraged to apply for assistance.
various breeds of animals each year. These new       has come about due to a combination
animal owners have provided their new pets           of overwhelming offers of monetary support
                                                                                                          All you need to do is contact Council for an
with the care, love and support that they            from the community, combined with an
                                                                                                          application form. Complete the form with as
need and we thank them for their support.            increasing need for Councils assistance in
                                                                                                           much detail as possible specifying your
                                                     helping achieve a quality of life for animals
                                                                                                          Individual circumstances. This is your way of
If you are interested in adopting an animal          in certain circumstances.
                                                                                                          helping us make an informed decision, so that
under this program, then we may have the
                                                                                                          all funds are put to good use.
perfect pet for you. All animals that are
relocated through this program are free of
                                                                                                          Reasons considered in an application
charge and are accompanied by educational
                                                                                                          for monetary assistance may include
material, discount vouchers and food
                                                                                                          exceptional circumstances preventing
samples to kick start the beginning of a
                                                                                                          desexing, transporting of an animal to
beautiful friendship.
                                                                                                          an owner who is unable to collect it,
                                                                                                          providing a dog lead, collar, blankets
To date, Alexandrina Council has been successful
                                                                                                          or bedding to residents, short term
in the re-homing over 100 dogs and cats.
                                                                                                          animal accommodation or food,
                                                                                                          assistance with registrations and medical
The new owners of these animals should be
                                                     The trust fund has been established to give          expenses.
commended for taking the time and effort to take
                                                     an individual animal an opportunity for survival
on a new family member whose life so far has
                                                     or improvement in its quality of life, in a          Applications will be individually assessed and
been less than perfect.
                                                     specific circumstance, which would not               you will be informed in writing of the outcome
                                                     normally be possible due to monetary                 as soon as possible.
The Animal Assistance Program also benefits
from the funds donated by the community
                                                                                                          If you are successful, Council will make
to the Animal Assistance Program Trust Fund.
                                                     If you would like to donate to this fund, your       arrangements to make the payment, give you
                                                     donation will be gratefully received. We will        a discount voucher or purchase the goods
                                                     accept all donations by cash , cheque, credit        on your behalf
     Thank you to everyone who has adopted an
         animal from Alexandrina Council’s           cards or money orders. 100% of your donation
                                                     will be used to assist an animal. You can fill out    For further information on these
           “Animal Assistance Program”
                                                     the back of this form with your donation if you              Services, contact a
                                                     so wish.                                              Compliance Officer on 8555 7000

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