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Oral Histories - Interview - The Lost Dogs' Home

Oral Histories

On February 28th, 2013 The Lost Dogs’ Home celebrated 100 years of care and compassion for unwanted, stray and lost dogs and cats. We invite you to take a walk through 100 years of the Home, as key figures from the Home’s history¬†share their knowledge and experiences.

June Tsindos

In 1970, a group of young influential business-women led by the late Jennie Ham, banded together to boost the Home’s profile and raise vital funds to improve conditions at the Home. Over the next decade, ‘The Strays’ enthusiastically organised many social events which were well-attended by socialites and celebrities and generated extensive media coverage.

Take a walk through 100 years of The Lost Dogs’ Home with June Tsindos, founding member of ‘The Strays’ in 1970 who went on to serve on the board of The Lost Dogs’ Home until 1984 as she shares her memories of her involvement with the Home.

Arthur Cachia

At age 18, Arthur Cachia applied for a position at The Lost Dogs’ Home. His strong work ethic and dedication to improving the lives of unwanted and stray dogs has led to a career spanning more than 50 years.

Take a walk through 100 years of The Lost Dogs’ Home with Arthur Cachia, current Operation Services Manager at the Home and longest serving employee.


Jan Hayes

When Jan Hayes retired she began looking for a volunteer position which would cater to her love of animals. In 2010, Jan began volunteering at The Lost Dogs’ Home. Over the last few years Jan has seen the volunteer program change and evolve from walking the dogs around the premises to off-premises walks and classes with dogs in the Behaviour Rehabilitation Program.

Take a walk through 100 years of The Lost Dogs’ Home with Jan Hayes, volunteer at The Lost Dogs’ Home since 2010.


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