Dorlene Haidar is the Animal Justice Party candidate for the City of Canterbury Bankstown.
After working in IT for 13 years, Dorlene moved to the animal care industry and now owns her own mobile dog grooming business. A passionate animal advocate, Dorlene has spent more than seven years rescuing animals, volunteering at both Sydney Fox Rescue and the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home. She is mother to 10 cats, two of whom are fosters, and a German Shepherd named Chopper.
If elected to the Canterbury-Bankstown Council, Dorlene will work to address the high numbers of homeless cats by reframing companion animals as individuals rather than as commodities and promoting the benefits animal companionship. She will also work to address the issue of illegal dumping and accessibility for motor scooters.