Report to Blacktown Council by concerned community members:
Using statistics for dogs and cats seized by councils, this study looks at the current situation at the Blacktown Animal Holding Facility and the Blacktown Community.
A comparison of Blacktown with the other seven council areas, which use the pound’s facilities, showed that Blacktown was vastly over- represented. It had twice as many stray and surrendered animals as the other seven councils combined, yet Blacktown’s population is only half that of these other seven councils.
While tremendous progress has been made at the pound, with fewer dogs entering, and even far fewer being killed, the situation for cats is dismal and seemingly out of control.
The number of cats entering the pound has increased every year, with a 163% increase between 2003 and 2011. In 2011, 3,248 cats were killed, an increase of 155% since 2003. There is evidence that suggests that over half of Blacktown’s cats are feral. READ MORE HERE