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“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.
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