Meet Hank Danks Lane Cove’s Very Own Cover Boy

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is Sydney’s only charity pound and community facility.

They have been taking care of Sydney’s lost, abandoned and neglected pets since 1946. Each year they open their doors to 3000 pets, servicing multiple council areas across Sydney and pride themselves on never placing a time limit on any animal awaiting adoption.

They also deliver a range of successful mental health focused community programs, creating a lifeline to both the animals they care for and those in the community who need it most.

Running a charity pound is not cheap and to help fundraise they have worked with Pan Macmillan to publish their very own book!

Lost but Found

‘Lost but Found’ contains stunning images taken by photographer Peter Sharp. The book tells the transformative stories of forty remarkable shelter dogs who spent time in their care. You will follow their individual journeys from arrival at the home through to life in their new forever homes.

One of those dogs is Hank Danks from Lane Cove and he is the cover boy!!

Who is Hank Danks?

Hank is a Great Dane/ Mastiff who was adopted by the Danks family about 18 months ago. He is about 4 to 5 years old.  He was picked up off the streets by a local council ranger (not a Lane Cove ranger) and taken to the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home.  Hank was in the home for 40 days before he was found by the Danks’ family.

At the time he went into the shelter he was underweight.  He was put on a special diet to build him up.  Since living with the Danks’ family he has put on another 5 kg and he is now in the healthy weight range.

Hank was in the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home because his owners could not be contacted.   The information on his microchip was out of date.  (See our tips here on how to make sure your microchip information is always up to date).

Hank is very social.  He likes to meet other dogs and their owners and take long walks.  He particularly likes a cuddle and he gives loads and loads of very wet kisses.  The Danks’ family wish they could tell you his back story. However, what they do know is that he is very happy to be part of their family and he shows them so much love on a daily basis.

Photo by Peter Sharp

How Do I Purchase Lost but Found?

Lost but Found will be available to purchase at all good bookstores and online on 29th October 2019.   The book retails for $24.95.  But wait there’s more if you pre-order the book before 29th October 2019, you will be given the opportunity to enter a competition to win a year’s supply of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Dog or Cat food and a once in a lifetime Sydney Dogs and Cats Home experience.

To order your book and enter the draw click here.

All royalties from the sale of Lost but Found will go directly to the shelter where it is needed most; to help them look after other furry and feathered residents.

Well done Hank, you’re one good looking cover boy.  Just don’t let fame go to your head!!

Lane Cove Dogs

Dogs that are picked up by Lane Cove Rangers in Lane Cove are sent to the Blacktown Animal Holding Facility.  Lane Cove Rangers do attempt to find the owners before taking such action and we have seen doggies waiting at Lane Cove Council for their owners to pick them up.  However if your microchip information is not up to date they cannot contact you.

We know Lane Cove love pets – if you need any information on local pet suppliers, read our Pet Guide here.

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