RSPCA Queensland’s Dakabin facility will be operating in full force over one of its busiest periods of the year despite intensive rebuilding works thanks to leading modular building company, Ausco Modular.
Ausco Modular has donated two buildings which will serve as the RSPCA’s temporary Dakabin branch offices for the next 12 months while the popular animal shelter’s buildings are demolished and rebuilt.
RSPCA Queensland spokesperson, Michael Beatty, said the buildings represented tens of thousands of dollars in value to the branch, which would now be able to invest the money into much needed animal care over this resource intensive period.
“This is an incredibly busy time for us and with support like this we can make sure more animals are cared for,” Mr Beatty said.
“All nine centres of the RSPCA are close to full at the moment which is why we need more support from the community and corporates alike.”
“With this extra room at Dakabin, we will now be able to offer animal foster care and volunteer training whilst construction is underway.
“Foster care programs are particularly important to the RSPCA when shelters are full. To put it into perspective, last year the RSPCA placed more than 9,000 animals with loving foster parents.”
Michael Beatty said corporate sponsorships like this were essential to help the RSPCA Queensland raise its funding, 99 per cent of which happens through the community.
“Not many people are aware just how much these donations mean to us – every little bit helps,” Mr Beatty said.
Ausco Modular spokesperson Regional Manager Stephen Morley said the company was proud to be supporting the RSPCA.
“The RSPCA is an important part of our community and we know how much this infrastructure will help the organisation to keep working miracles,” Mr Morley said.
Mr Morley said modular buildings were an ideal option for projects like the RSPCA’s rebuild as they offered a temporary solution but didn’t compromise on quality.
“Ausco Modular’s commercial office buildings are specially designed to accommodate office workers’ needs while being able to be installed and removed quickly,” he said.
For more information on RSPCA Queensland visit www.rspcaqld.org.au.
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