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New Dalby Pound offers improved animal welfare and safety

21 May 2015

Lost and homeless pets are now benefitting from improved animal welfare and safety as part of Western Downs Regional Council’s Animal Management Strategy, after the newly relocated and redeveloped Dalby Pound commenced operations in Drew Street.

Spokesperson for Environmental Health Councillor Greg Olm said the new modern facility is designed to improve disease control and management as well as provide better safety for staff, customers and animals.

“This new pound, along with the success of the Dalby Dog Off-Leash Park and the Western Downs Pounds Pet initiative, has seen Council deliver on its continuing commitment to provide suitable, modern and high quality facilities for effective animal management in our communities,” he said.

“The additional housing capacity, better ventilation, outdoor exercise area and modernised environment which aids in the control and management of diseases, means the new Dalby Pound sets a high standard for animal welfare.”

Cr Olm said the new facility will provide a more consistent approach to the rehoming of animals.

The new Dalby Pound is located along Drew Street, off the Dalby-Jandowae Road. The facility operates between 8am and 4pm, however access is by appointment only which can be arranged by contacting Council on 1300 COUNCIL.

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