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RSPCA prepares for Wacol move

Written by Joleen Seam
[media-credit id=68 align="alignleft" width="590"]RSPCA Queensland 2011 upcoming makeover[/media-credit]
RSPCA Queensland volunteer Yvonne Humphries looks forward to the new RSPCA Queensland Animal Care Campus.

In November RSPCA Queensland move from Fairfield Gardens to Wacol Station Road and be renamed RSPCA Queensland Animal Care Campus, according to RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty.

Mr Beatty said “everything” at RSPCA Queensland Fairfield Gardens will be moved.

“We will have 400 animals moving from Fairfield to Wacol. All the other things around that you see on Fairfield will be transported to the new location.”

From November 16 2011 till beginning of next year 2012, the new campus will be an essential place to care for the animals as well as educate the public.

By 2012, a Wildlife Care Centre will be established to cater to all Queensland wildlife.

Published on RSPCA Animal Care Campus website, http://www.animalcarecampus.rspcaqld.org.au/, members of the public will be able to take a tour to get a feel on how the new campus looks like by viewing a Youtube video that compiles the artist’s impressions of the upcoming place.

Fiona Blake, a worker who has been with RSPCA Queensland for 13 years, is excited about the changes.

“RSPCA Queensland is desperately in need of new facilities,” Ms Blake said. “Because I’ve been here for so long, I’ve really noticed how much the shelter is falling apart.

“Having everything new is breathing life back into everybody.”

The new campus will also host site to a 24-hour specialist veterinary clinic that is partnered between The University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science and RSPCA Queensland.

However, the new premises faces a funding shortfall.

“The new campus cost $22 million to build and we are still in need of $6 million,” said Mr Beatty.

Members of the public who want to help in financial situation of the construction of the new campus are encouraged by RSPCA Queensland to donate to the “Pave the Way” program of RSPCA Queensland Animal Care Campus.

The program allows the donor to be permanently recognised as a founding member of the new campus by having his or her name etched on a stone that will be placed on pavements of the new location.

To make a donation, the public can visit RSPCA Queensland Animal Care Campus at www.rspcaqld.org.au for more details.




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