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Why we love our pets

We all know that pets play an important role in our lives and we love them for many reasons. They are companions, supporters, don’t judge us and are loyal.

Elle Jennison from Counterpoint and Shane Brown from the Healthy Living Program at Sydney Local Health, with support from the City of Sydney, have teamed up to run a storytelling and photography project involving people and their pets.

Shane Brown says: “We are looking for photographers and writers who want to volunteer to help with the project. We will cover your costs and make sure you are reimbursed for expenses.

“We will be giving people large prints of their photographs and a copy of their story. We will also hold an exhibition of the best 40 photos and stories at the new Waterloo Metro station.”

The project will kick off on Redfern-Waterloo Pet Day, June 15, 10.30am to 2.30pm on Waterloo Green.

The Pet Day caters for all City of Sydney social housing residents and their pets. A range of animal services will provide free health checks and advice, including the Cat Protection Society, RSPCA NSW, and the Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Eligible residents must bring their pension or health care card to access free vaccinations, microchipping, flea and worming treatments, as well as booking free de-sexing for their pets.

If you would like your photo taken and want to tell your story, you can register with Counterpoint by calling 96989569 or emailing info@counterpointcs.org.au/.

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