News from NSW: Help needed for Rescue groups involved at Cessnock NSW

R3escue groups trying to help at Cessnock need our help.

“To the Honourable Mayor and Councillors of Cessnock City Council ,

The Petition of the supporters of Cessnock City Council (Kurri Kurri) Pound brings to the attention of Council their recent communications for significant improvements at the Kurri Kurri facility.

The current facility is in a dire state of redevelopment in several areas of issue. Supporters of the pound, that is members of rescue groups and members of the public, give generously of their time and efforts. In doing so they have identified several issues which need to be addressed. They are asking for the following:

1) Longer opening hours consistent with general business hours instead of the current four hours per week.

2) The move to a general do-not-kill policy where the vast majority of animals are given a significantly better chance for rescue or adoption.

3) A volunteer program wherein suitable members of the public can help out at the pound in a manner deemed suitable by staff.

4) Improved facilities for both staff and the impounded animals to ensure a safer and healthier environment.

5) Vastly improved security arrangements to ensure animals are not stolen, vandalism to the facility is eliminated, and staff can conduct their employment in a safe environment.

6) Full implementation of the recommendations issued in the “REPORT ON THE SECTION 430 INVESTIGATION INTO CESSNOCK CITY COUNCIL” in respect to the pound.

The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Mayor and Councillors to support our request for the implementation of the above six points by Cessnock City Council.

Actions you can take:   Please sign the petition NOW, click here…

DRP Comment:

It’s been shown that public action and outcry’s can influence change at Pounds across the country. Council’s dont like it to be made public that they are failing in their repsonsibility to provide a basic service to the community. If you need any help at getting public opinion moving at a Pound or Shelter near you, just contact us. Or if you have good news stories, just let us know.

3 thoughts on “News from NSW: Help needed for Rescue groups involved at Cessnock NSW

  1. Gaye Coombes March 15, 2010 / 8:45 pm

    I respectfully request that you give consideration to this petition. The way we treat our animals is a reflection of our society. Please help those who cannot help themselves.

  2. Lee Knight March 15, 2010 / 9:44 pm

    The sooner the law is that all dogs that are not with an owner of a registered prefix, be desexed. Pure bred dogs are sold on a Limited Register. The new owner is told that the puppy must be desexed by six months. As the breeder you find out this has not beeen done, so you contact Dogs NSW and you are very quickly told that there is nothing you or I can do.
    I maintain that if local councils can follow up on adult companian registry then why carn’t they at the same time make it manditory desexing. At the time of adult registry a desexing certificate has to be sighted matching the microchip number. By doing this you would stop backyard breeders, cross breeding, bitches being bred far to young or old.Unwanted puppies and mothers and puppies in poor health.

  3. Joan Seggie March 21, 2010 / 7:46 pm

    I work for Hunter Animal Watch ( desexing pets at cheap rates) and dogrescuenewcastle, so see at first hand what an uphill battle it is to save dogs and cats from being killed just because they have no home. Improved facilities are vital as are steps to close down puppy farms and backyard breeders.

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