Animal group receives community grant

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
SAFE founder Sue Hedley.
Camera IconSAFE founder Sue Hedley. Credit: Picture: Sophia Constantine

The Saving Animals from Euthanasia Hedland branch has received a $1000 grant through Fortescue Metals Group’s Community Support program.

The program provides successful organisations with up to $5000 of funding for initiatives that benefit the Pilbara.

Fortescue Metals Group general manager of port and rail Fernando Pereira the company was pleased to offer funding for the SAFE Hedland branch.

He said it was an invaluable service for the Port Hedland community — and one that many Fortescue team members were involved in through volunteer work, fostering animals or adopting their own pets through the group.

Mr Pereira said the funding would go towards SAFE’s Crate Projectand the purchase of new airline-approved crates, enabling SAFE Hedland to fly the rescued animals to their new homes.

The grant program also supports a range of community initiatives with a focus on education and training, Aboriginal engagement, health and wellness, community safety, community involvement, economic development and environmental responsibility.

SAFE founder Sue Hedley said after a recent restructure, SAFE was in a good position moving forward with many passionate people on board.

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