Archives for September, 2012

Susanne BARK helps BARC!

Born with the surname Bark, it’s no wonder that Swedish-born Susanne Bark has always had an affinity with dogs. This passionate dog loving Coffs Habour resident owns and operates a dog training business

While Susanne is heavily involved in the dog community locally, it was while watching Channel 10’s The Project that her work with and love of dogs took a different turn.

The segment that made this impact on Susanne was about the lives of suffering and neglected dogs in Bali – and how an organisation called Bali (dog) Adoption and Rehabilitation Centre (BARC) is changing their worlds!

“The segment highlighted the plight of these dogs and how BARC has been making such a difference”, Susanne said. “The program focussed on how BARC was being evicted from their rented premises with their long-term lease not being renewed. The small BARC Bali team (led by expat Australian artist Linda Buller) are trying to build Bali’s first ever dog sanctuary and all animals need to be relocated by October!”, Susanne said.

BARC also help cats who are regarded in higher esteem than dogs, four monkeys and a pig – any animal in need in fact.

“Dogs give us so many gifts on a daily basis by just being a part of our lives and helping the Bali Adoption Rehabilitation Centre simply gives me the opportunity to give something back. If I help a dog in Coffs Harbour or Bali it is still a dog no matter where they live,” said Susanne.

Susanne has become a key volunteer with BARC and is part of the NSW committee.

“BARC desperately need donations. Through a massive fundraising campaign BARC now own land and we have just raised the funds for fencing. We need money for dog houses, play areas, an onsite clinic and generally the infrastructure. We also need volunteer tradespeople (BARC will provide free accommodation in return),” Susanne said.

Four local Pacific Vetcare Clinics have been kind enough to accept donation tins should you like to drop off your spare change. They are at Coramba, Woolgoolga, Harbour Drive which is in Coffs Harbour and Toormina”, Susanne said.

“Additionally, people can drop off donations for the BARC opportunity shop based in Bali to the Pacific Vetcare Clinic at 152 Sawtell Road, Toormina or medical supplies and I can post items to Bali for them”, Susanne said.

People can contact me with enquiries via my website susannebark.smugmug.com or visit balidogrefuge.com directly.


Randa

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Sep 13, 2012 | 0 | BARC

PERTHlings – Kath and Kimderalla Movie Night with Proceeds Going to Bali Adoption and Rehabilitation Centre (BARC)

When Mindarie resident, Lisa Bailey, travelled to Bali earlier this year she saw an image that would forever change her world. On holiday to celebrate her step-daughter’s 21st along with her husband this image has inspired Lisa to organise her first charity fundraiser – for Bali (Dog) Adoption and Rehabilitation Centre (BARC).

“As usual I was on my solo shopping in upmarket Seminyak and I was shocked to see a dog crawling along the main street dragging his back legs behind, ignored by passers-by. The dog had clearly been hit by a car at some stage. I tried to follow the dog, in tears, to see if I could find out if it had an owner, but I was chased out of an alley by two big black dog bouncers! “, Lisa said.
“I went back for the next two days looking for the injured dog but couldn’t find him. Some local shop keepers told me that the dog had been injured some time ago and had an owner and was “OK”! I called a friend who had just moved to Bali from Perth, and she told me about BARC in Ubud”, Lisa said.

“I had seen the I LOVE BALI DOGS stickers around but didn’t realise it was a refuge. So when I returned home I looked them up on the internet and immediately fell in love with the organisation, in particular the angels that have dedicated their lives to looking after these dogs in Bali. BARC are truly making a difference to suffering neglected dogs (and cats, four monkeys and a pig)”, said Lisa.

“I discovered BARC was being evicted from their rented premises with their long-term lease not being renewed. The small BARC Bali team (led by expat Australian artist Linda Buller) are trying to build Bali’s first ever sanctuary and all animals need to be relocated by October!”, Lisa said.

“I adopted my best friend, “Trudy”, from a Perth refuge nine years ago and I have have always been a dog lover since my parents brought home our first little puppy when I was a toddler”, said Lisa.

Lisa has become a key volunteer with BARC and along with the generosity of her printing company, Quick Colour Print, creating and donating BARC merchandise, Lisa is now organising a fundraising movie night in Subiaco.

Details are: KATH & KIMDERELLA MOVIE NIGHT

Wednesday 12th September 2012 at Ace Cinemas in Subiaco,

500 Hay Street, Subiaco, WA 6008


Pre-movie function from 5.30pm. Kath & Kimderella movie starts at 6.30pm

$35 ticket price includes movie, finger food and one beer, wine, bubbles or soft drink on arrival and a warm fuzzy feeling. All proceeds go to BARC

Be early to join us for pre-movie drinks in the lower foyer.

This is a licensed event, 18+ only.
30 cents booking fee per ticket.

Book your ticket at http://www.trybooking.com/BSZX

If you would like to volunteer at the event please call Lisa on 08 9321 9101

 

Randa

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Sep 03, 2012 | 0 | BARC

Our Girls – Lucy and Candy

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For the start of Spring here in Australia, I wanted to share a video of my dogs having fun – because there’ll be a lot more of that as Summer approaches.

We have recently left Sydney and moved to the Central Coast overan hour;s drive awaywhich is surrounded by lakes and beaches. Not only that but unlike Sydney – some of the beaches are dog friendly and you can take your dogs for long walks off the leash.

Lucy is a Jack Russell Cross and Candy is the Foxy Cross – both were rescue dogs from Monica’s Doggie Rescue. They have been such a pleasure in our lives.

 

 

 

Randa

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Sep 01, 2012 | 0 | Lucy and Candy