Working dog training in Walwa and Towong connect fire communities

Victoria Ellis
By Victoria Ellis
May 14 2022 - 6:00pm
MAKING PROGRESS: Gateway Health bushfire recovery case manager Marije Vanepenhuijsen, Towong Shire mayor Andrew Whitehead and Red Cross bushfire recovery officer Jessica Davison with her dog, Ruby.

A Working Dogs Training School running in Walwa and Towong has helped bring a different part of the community together to laugh, create new friends and socialise as part of a journey to recover from the 2019/2020 bushfires.

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Victoria Ellis

Victoria Ellis grew up on the Border and loves reporting for her home community. She is a University of Wollongong Journalism graduate. In 2018 Victoria was awarded the Bruce Gordon Scholarship for Journalism and completed a 10 week internship with WIN News Illawarra. In 2019 she was awarded The Border Mail's Cameron Thompson Scholarship, where she completed a three week internship, before taking up ongoing employment in 2021.

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