Speaker, last year I had the opportunity to visit the Sydney Dogs and Cats home to thank Melissa Penn and Deborah Monk with awards as part of the 2020 St George Community Awards.
These annual awards honour some of the many hardworking individuals from across the state who go above and beyond every day to make our community even better.
Melissa is Board Vice President and she has been working hard to get their new facility at Kurnell up and running. She has also been praised by the organisation for her personal and professional assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic to support staff, the animals and their families.
Deborah is a critical part of the team and she has been caring for pets most of her life both as a groomer and as a care assistant. She is a fantastic volunteer and has an inherent love for animals that can never be taken away.
I wish Melissa, Deborah and the entire team all the best in their future endeavours and for the great year ahead.