If you need a little pick me up in these dark times, look no further than Central Coast Animal Care Facility’s (CCACF) Facebook page.
While uncertainty about what the future holds for locals abounds as NSW appears to inch closer to a full blown lockdown, Dee Walton and her team at the CCACF have answered the call for a bit of good news amidst all this socially distant doom and gloom.
Earlier this March, Walton put the call out for people willing and able to foster some of the CCACF’s charges to get in touch, as the facility faced the prospect of running a skeleton crew as part of the government’s COVID-19 crackdown.
Since then locals have stepped up, fostering cats, dogs, kittens and puppies.
Foster stories have been the highlight of Walton’s usual ‘Dee’s Diary’ posts, but they’re not the only reminder that humans can be good boys too, with posts about locals donating food, blankets, bedding and other bits and pieces to help see the CCACF through what will likely be an unprecedented winter.
Several of the team’s fur babies have also found their forever homes, with people channelling some of the fear and anxiety around the current situation into acts of compassion.
Anyone interested in fostering or adopting a pet can check the CCACF’s Facebook page for updates on what animals are available, or for information about donating items, can call the shelter directly on
Phone: 4304 4350.
Social media, Mar 14-24
Dee Walton, Central Coast Animal Care Facility
Reporter: Dilon Luke