Feed them, clean their pens, talk to them, take them for a walk, stop them from fighting with each other, clean up the mess they make … it’s a never ending cycle, but one Ann and Warren do every day. Whether it’s rain, hail or shine. Whether they’re sick or well. The dingoes housed at Crossroads Dingo Rescue don’t know the difference. They just know they need someone to help them out.
And then there’s the extra stuff on top of the day to day. Build and repair the pens, create an exercise yard, take one or more kids to the vet, give medications, give baths … Most people know how giving a dog a bath is a chore that most dogs don’t like…. can you imagine having 19 dingoes at bath time?
Not to mention when something spooks the kids … There have been many middle of the night runs for Ann, dressing gown and bare foot, running out to the pens to calm down kids who are scared of thunder and lightening. And even though she’s been up until the wee hours…. the chores are still waiting for her the next day.
Apart from the usual financial needs, there are always items that we never say no to. But the best thing you can do to help us out is to sponsor one or more of our kids. Visit “How To Help Our Kids” and choose how much you’d like to regularly donate.
STUFF WE NEED
While we don’t want to be fussy, many standard brands are full of sugar which make the dingoes more hyper than usual. So raw meat and veggies are best so we can cook up a feast.
Dingoes are highly inquisitive and very clever. They’re not really into sitting around watching the world go by. If you see a dingo sitting still and watching… chances are it’s plotting how to get into the fridge.
The usual are flea, tick, and worming. But we also have some special needs for a couple of our residents.
They might be covered in fur, but they still feel the cold, and they still appreciate the comforts of a snug den.