Thursday, April 25, 2024

Mount Gambier council signs dog rehoming partnership

City of Mount Gambier Council has signed a rehoming partnership agreement with the South East Animal Welfare League (SEAWL) which will allow Council to transfer unclaimed impounded dogs to the organisation for rehoming.

In a statement, the Council said it will continue to impound lost dogs at its holding facility approved by the Dog and Cat Management Board for the legislated holding period of 72 hours and beyond. Dogs will then be transferred to one of Council’s rehoming partners.

Council has four rehoming partnerships currently in place, including Wet Noses Animal Rescue, Dusty Paws Dog Rescue, Southern Grampians Shire Council and SEAWL.

“Council approached SEAWL to provide rehoming services for unclaimed dogs after the holding period,” said General Manager Corporate and Regulatory Services, Jane Fetherstonhaugh.

“Council’s priority is the welfare of the dogs in our care and we are pleased to work in collaboration with SEAWL as one of our rehoming partners to help abandoned dogs find a new home,” she said.

“We are united in looking after the health and wellbeing of the city’s dogs and rehoming the unwanted, forgotten and neglected animals in our community,” said South East Animal Welfare League President, Trevor Twilley.

All dogs receive a veterinary check, microchip and vaccination prior to transfer, in accordance with Council’s Unclaimed Dog Policy.

Cookie and Waffles, two unmicrochipped staffy cross puppies were transferred to SEAWL after they were impounded at Council’s facility last week. They were found roaming in the Conroe Heights area.

“Cookie and Waffles are approximately five months old and have happy and playful natures. They are now ready to find loving new homes, so please contact SEAWL if you may be interested in adopting one of these puppies,” Mr Twilley said.

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