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Adopting pets promoted by Latrobe City Council with desexed, vaccinated and microchipped dogs and cats available

Prioritise pet adoption by Latrobe City Council; animals come desexed and vaccinated. 20 recent adoptions enhance community unity. Mayor highlights positive pet influence, adoption advantages.

By news@gippsland - 11th August 2023 - Back to News

Latrobe City Council is encouraging community members to consider adoption as their first choice when looking to bring a pet into their family or household. Dogs, cats, and other adorable animals are regularly available for adoption from the pound. For a small fee, the pet will come desexed, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped, vet checked and registered. In the last two months, 20 dogs and cats have been adopted from the pound.

Lost animals may be adoptable 8 days after impoundment. Express interest online or call 1300 367 700 for queries. Contact if successful

Lost animals may be adoptable 8 days after impoundment. Express interest online or call 1300 367 700 for queries. Contact if successful

Pet adoption benefits

Mayor of Latrobe City, Councillor Kellie O'Callaghan believes that adopting an animal is a fulfilling way to bring a new member into the family and will also benefit the community. "Domestic pets can have such a positive impact on the lives of their owners. They are loving creatures who can bring the community together, through using our pet-friendly facilities such as dog parks."

"Adoption is a great option to consider when you are thinking about becoming a pet owner, because all animals at the pound are ready and waiting for a home. There are many reasons why pets end up needing a new home, and every adoption helps to make a difference," said the Mayor.

Adoption considerations guide

Adopting an animal can be a rewarding experience because you are helping to re-home an unclaimed animal. However, it is a big decision so it's important to take time to consider the commitment that's involved with pet ownership.

Key considerations when deciding to adopt include whether you have enough time, a suitable home, and secure finances to support and care for a pet. If you are ready to become a pet owner, council highly recommends looking into the adoption process.

Animal adoption process

All animals available for adoption are listed on council's website with an Animal ID Number. Submitting applications can be done online or over the phone. Using the website, expressions of interest can be made for an animal through providing their ID number, your name and contact details.

Over the phone, expressions of interest can be made through contacting the Local Laws team on 1300 367 700 and quoting the animal ID number. If your application is successful, council will respond to let you know. View all animals currently ready for adoption and find out more information at Latrobe City Adopt a pound animal page.

Pictures from Latrobe City Council Facebook page.


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