Dogs’ Home receives a life-saving donation

St John Ambulance Tasmania jumpstarted the giving season in mid-December by donating a defibrillator to the Dogs’ Home of Tasmania in the first round of its Community Safe Program.

“With more than 1000 visitors coming through our doors every month looking to provide a safe and happy home for one of our dogs, it is comforting to know that we have a device that could potentially save someone’s life in an emergency,” Dogs’ Home of Tasmania CEO Mark Wild said.

“This generous donation allows us to redirect funds to the wellbeing of the dogs in our care.

“I would like to thank St John Ambulance for its commitment to community safety and support during what is a challenging time for us and many Tasmanians.”

St John Ambulance CEO Andrew Paynter said he was acutely aware of the challenges that charities faced in the current economic climate.

“We are delighted to give a defibrillator to the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania, as they share our values of compassion, dedication and community service,” he said.

St John Ambulance Tasmania will donate 10 defibrillators to community groups and charities over the next year.

“By donating these devices to local organisations we are keeping the community safe and creating a network of safe spaces where anyone can access a defibrillator in an emergency,” Mr Paynter said.

“We strongly encourage the business community to get in touch and find out how they can support us in our mission to expand on our life-saving programs.”

To apply for a defibrillator through the Community Safe Program visit www.stjohntas.org.au/community-programs/community-safe-program

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