A local animal rescue group and a neighbouring council are better off due to the generosity of Central Highlands Regional Council.
Councillors voted unanimously to donate a Mitsubishi Triton utility to CQ Pet Rescue at last month’s general council meeting.
Mayor Kerry Hayes said CQ Pet Rescue worked closely with council’s ranger services team to free animals from our pound facilities and find them suitable homes.
‘This partnership has seen more than 50 animals adopted since January,’ he said.
CQ Pet Rescue President Tyneisha Winn said the Triton would replace the group’s current vehicle, a 1990s Datsun utility that has sadly ‘done it’s last pound run’.
Ms Winn passed on the group’s heartfelt gratitude and thanks for the donation.
‘Our organisation is staffed entirely by volunteers who are deeply passionate about the rescue work they do,’ she said.
‘This gift symbolises the wonderful relationship CQ Pet Rescue has with Central Highlands Regional Council.
‘It will make all the difference in a range of areas, springing more animals from the pound, taking them to forever homes, and carrying all of our fundraising gear in one trip!
‘We are so proud that this vehicle was given in recognition of the work we do in the Central Highlands community, and we are delighted we are able to continue our rescue efforts and keep saving lives.’
Council also resolved to donate a Nissan tip crane truck to Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council.
Mayor Hayes said the asset, while surplus of council’s needs, will greatly assist in the provision of infrastructure delivery and maintenance in the Woorabinda community.
‘We are in a fortunate position to be able to provide this type of support and this donation highlights the real spirit of cooperation between neighbouring councils in Central Queensland.
‘We are positive both vehicles will be put to good use and will help each of these organisations deliver a more efficient level of service to their communities,’ he said.
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