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AWLNSW Pool of Memories

Animal Welfare League NSW unveils a newly-built oasis dedicated to pets that have passed away

They say all good things must come to an end, but memories last forever. Animal Welfare League NSW’s newly built tranquil pond is a homage to all animals loved and lost – and is an oasis of calm and serenity far from the madding crowd. The pond cradles a handful of koi and aquatic feature plants and provides a peaceful space for pet parents and family members to come and reflect on precious memories of their dearly departed pets. We are grateful to our supporters who donated charming garden features that add to the serenity of the spot.

One of the pet projects of our AWLNSW maintenance team, the pond has a pride of place in Angela aka Garden Guru’s heart. Angela, who is part of the Grounds and Maintenance team, is pleased with the way the project has panned out. She says, “Almost six months of brainstorming went into planning this space. We have established the pond keeping best practice in mind to further use it as a teaching tool. It’s a product of our love and passion for animals and nature rolled into one. ”

An impressive garden landscaping plan is also underway to add to the existing native green cover. With mellow hues of Mona Lavenders adding colour to adjacent pathways, and bright red Grevillea providing a perfect backdrop, AWLNSW’s new koi pond is a sight to behold. We hope the tranquillity around this sacred space helps rekindle loving memories of those that have travelled across the rainbow bridge. Rest in peace…