Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Leeton council breaks ground on new animal pound

Construction has kicked off on a state-of-the-art animal pound facility in Leeton, located at the Council depot site in Vance Estate.

The development application for the new facility was first tabled and endorsed by Council in November 2023.

Manager Planning, Building & Health, Francois Van Der Berg said the commencement of construction on the new animal pound is an important milestone in Council’s delivery to meet current animal welfare standards.

“Not only will this facility adhere to all modern standards of animal welfare, but it will also enable us to enhance our services and provide a safer and more comfortable environment for the animals in our care.”

“Special mention goes out to our Rangers who are doing an excellent job managing the project internally, and will oversee the day-to-day operations once the new facility opens,” he said.

The new animal pound will feature modern amenities, including spacious enclosures for up to six cats and 10 dogs, climate control systems, and an animal exercise yard. There will also be an attached carport for easier loading and unloading of the animals.

With a strong focus on the wellbeing of impounded animals, the new facility will ensure that stray or lost pets receive the best attention and care while awaiting reunion with their owners or adoption into loving homes.

Construction is expected to be completed in the latter half of 2024.

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