Every year, thousands of animals are lost or abandoned. And every year, organisations like the Animal Welfare League of South Australia make a difference by providing these animals with shelter, care, and new homes.

When the Animal Welfare League decided to build a new animal shelter in Elizabeth, in the City of Playford, South Australia , BlueScope Lysaght was there to help with the donation of kennel roofing material for the League’s new facility.“In addition to the shelter and pound facilities, we intend to incorporate a “dog retirement home” within the Annexe,” says Brian Whinfield, Executive Officer of the Animal Welfare League of SA. “This resource will meet a community need while providing much needed income support towards the operating costs of the shelter.”

As well as the dogs’ retirement home, facilities at the new Annexe include a multi-use public reception and animal management centre, six rows of kennels, a cattery, animal adoption and exercise yards, stock holding yards, a caretakers residence, public amenities, and car parking. The facility is being built by leading Adelaide building firm, Harrold and Kite.

Local Adelaide roofing company, Lakeside Roofing, supplied and installed all roofing, wall cladding, and rainwater goods for the new Annexe.

Key requirements for the roofing material used on the project were that it be durable, low maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing. That’s where BlueScope Lysaght came in. Around 600sq m of Lysaght Custom Orb was used for the roofing and wall cladding on the main administration building, which also featured Lysaght gutters and capping in Woodland Grey Colorbond steel. A further 1100sq m of Lysaght Trimdek was used for roofing and walling the animal enclosures.

The BlueScope Lysaght donation consisted of 130 sqm of Custom Orb, was used to roof one row of the adoption pens, an important component of the new facility, which will house many dogs seeking new homes.

Source: Building Products News.