Category Archives: Animals in need
Boots for elephants
The Knox Leader (local paper) published this article below, on Ferntree Gully resident Joe Parsons, who has been helping elephants in need for the past 20 years.
What an inspiring man!!
BOOTS FOR ELLIES: HUNDREDS of elephants across the world have had their world made a little brighter because of the dedication of a Ferntree Gully man. Joe Parsons, who runs company Aussie Dog Products, has been making special boots for elephants in need for the past 20 years. They are made from the same material used in conveyor belts in mines, and sent to elephants all over the world, including those injured in the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004. The boots are used by elephants who have problems with their feet such as infections or ulcers, helping to ease their pain. Some have even had part of their feet blown off by landmines. The family-run business supports a number of animal related charities. They also make safe, durable, non-toxic enrichment toys for dogs, horses and zoo animals at their factory in Ferntree Gully. Details: aussiedog.com.au