Weekend stray service trial

Animal Shelter

A trial in which stray animals can be surrendered at the city’s Animal Shelter is being run by Council as it looks to gauge interest and demand for a weekend service.

From now until June 30, animals only can be surrendered at the Shelter on weekends and public holidays between 9.30am-10.30am, and 4pm-5pm.

“We certainly want to try and be flexible and meet the community’s needs. We know stray animals can be an issue during times when the shelter is closed,” Council’s Manager Corporate and Customer Experience, Michelle Rolton, said.

“We’ll see what the demand is for weekend animal drop offs and monitor our own ongoing capacity to maintain the service, then assess whether to continue with the trial after June 30.”

Those wishing to surrender a stray animal are requested to press the buzzer at the front gate of the facility at the Airport precinct between the main terminal and the RFDS where a Council staff member will attend as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT: Weekend service is for stray dogs only. No public access is allowed to the Animal Shelter during weekends and public holidays. Release of impounded animals is unavailable on weekends and public holidays and can only take place during normal operating hours, Monday to Friday. No dogs are to be left unattended at the Animal Shelter. In accordance with the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979, penalties apply. Those wishing to report stray animals on weekends and public holidays should call Council’s after-hours line on 8579 0325.

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