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Wendouree brigade goes to the dogs

By: Chris Mair

Category: Community Safety

  10.55 PM 20 May, 2013

Location: District 15 News

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Yes, Wendouree Fire Brigade has gone to the dogs - but in a nice way!

The RSPCA's Million Paws Walk was an opportunity for some community engagement so there was no Sunday morning sleep-in for Bernadette Cheesman and me. With not much faith in our inclement weather, the brigade's MCV - with its roll down canopy - was the vehicle of choice. We needn’t have worried as Ballarat turned on a ripper autumn day for this event.

Our first task - once we were set up - was to help a RSPCA vol fill the dogs' drinking water containers that wouldn’t fit under the taps in the toilet block. Bernie had the brilliant idea to use one of the MCV's small witches hats as a funnel which worked a treat and the many dogs had water.

We handed out CFA info about pets; plans; the Fire Ready App; working smoke alarm magnets; stickers and fire trucks for the kids (young and old!)  and showed those interested over the MCV, including some local SES.

All in all it was a good morning and it was great to see so many families and older people up early and out with their faithful four-legged friends. I hope it becomes a regular event for Wendouree Fire Brigade. Yes peeps, I will be there next year - but will be walking my dog as she will have a ball!

Last Updated: 21 May 2013