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Animal Control Officer Shirley King and bull-Arab cross rescue dog 

Council pound continues to re-home pets in need 

Staff members at the Clarence Valley Council animal pound are continuing to work hard to re home animals in need, with 159 animals have found homes this financial year. 

“Every single animal adoption is a good news story and it is great to help so many animals especially in these uncertain times. We are thrilled to have been able to re-home 159 cats and dogs so far this year”, Council’s animal control officer, Shirley King said.​ 

“Over the last few weeks there have been several occasions when all of our four-legged residents have been adopted and we’ve not had a single dog or cat waiting for a home.”

“Our focus continues to be on educating the community about pet ownership and re-homing animals. This is having a positive impact on the number of animals being adopted, sometimes with several pets re homed to different members of the same family.” 

Ms. King appealed to the community not to abandon their pets and added “We do not judge. If you can no longer look after a pet, please surrender them to our team at the pound so we can start looking for a home for them”.

​Positive recommendations about the Clarence Valley Animal Shelter’s service have seen more people enquiring about adoption through the facility and animals have found homes in a variety of places including one being recruited to train as an explosive detector dog in the Australian Army. 

Anyone wishing to keep up-to-date with the animals available for adoption should follow the Clarence Valley Council pound Facebook page.