SAVE A POUND DEATH ROW ANIMAL:
Tragically all around Australia many lovely healthy but unwanted and dumped companion animals end up at local council pounds every week through no fault of their own, victims of massive pet overpopulation in a country without breeding laws and a heartless public that continues to off load their unwanted pets at pounds and shelters, where tens of thousands die unwanted and unheard each year.
ARRG rescues many unclaimed animals from death row every week from our local pounds, space permitting but sadly it’s never enough and many lovely companion animals are left behind and killed each week.
CAN YOU SAVE A POUND ANIMAL AND HOW CAN YOU DO THIS?
In the Northern Rivers region you can contact:
LISMORE pound by calling council on 02 66 274100 and view by appointment with ranger
CASINO pound by calling council on 02 666 00300 or 6660 0290view anytime in business hours
You can view Casino Pound Animals online - click here! or contact Bronwyn McMillan
BALLINA pound by calling council on 02 66 864444 view by appointment with ranger
KYOGLE pound by calling council on 02 66 321611 view by appointment with ranger
ARRG works with these council pounds and have agreed to extend our rehoming program for animals viewed and chosen from these pounds. To proceed notify the council and then call ARRG and tell us the pen number and/or details of the chosen animal and adopt through ARRG’s adoption program:
Dogs $200.00 that includes 1st vaccination, worming, desexing and microchipping.
Cats $180.00 that includes 1st vaccination, worming, desexing and microchipping.
All animals must be desexed and microchipped when adopted from or via ARRG’s program.
Other pounds on the Far North Coast are Grafton council, Tweed Heads council, Lower Clarence council.
Most council operate a pound so contact your local council and enquire about saving a pound animal.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION: COMPANION ANIMAL ACT NSW LAW AND THE POUND:
ANIMALS FOUND wandering either taken to a pound or picked up by council must be held for a period of:
7 days only without a microchip identification and if unclaimed in this period will be available for adoption or will be killed, holding time for possible adoption depends on the individual council.
14 days if microchipped and council must take action to contact the owner by phone or mail, costs for collection apply. If the owner can’t be contacted eg: they have moved and data is incorrect, after 14 days will be available for adoption or will be killed, holding time for possible adoption depends on the individual council.
OWNED UNWANTED ANIMAL SURRENDERED TO A POUND (not all councils accept unwanted pets, this again depends on the individual council policy).
Surrendered pets have no legal time protection and can be killed immediately to save space or could be available for adoption depending if council will hold them.
Over 2 million dollars of taxpayer’s money is spent annually to kill healthy but unwanted pet in Australia! Wouldn’t you rather see your money spent on desexing programs to stop the killing?
For more information contact ARRG.
Read ALL RESCUES »
Monty dumped in severe pain aged 3 mths
Monty a collie x puppy was dumped at 3 months of age by heartless people and was taken to the pound who called ARRG for help.
He was severely neglected and had one of the worse skin conditions we have seen and this little puppy was in severe pain with red and hot swollen limbs. More info »
TESSIE a 1 year old foxie x was dumped
TESSIE a 1 year old foxie x was dumped in Kyogle and taken to the pound... More info »
'RONNIE' a mature rooster dumped
'RONNIE' a mature rooster in very poor condition was dumped in Nimbin and seen wandering around town for days... More info »
PEPPIE a 10 year old and blind terrier dumped.
PEPPIE a 10 year old and blind terrier was dumped at our centre at night. More info »
3 Kittens dumped at Power Stn
Three tiny kittens were dumped at the Toowoomba power station... More info »
ARRG NEWS & EVENTS
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**BIG THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS**
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Thank you to the Red Dress Run
We would like to thank the representatives of the Red Dress Run for their donation to ARRG. Your donation will go a long way towards our vets bills and animals. More info »
Youtube Channel LAUNCH
We now have our youtube channel, see link in top right hand corner of page. More info »
Farewell to Connor
We wish Connor all the best in his new endeavours after 3 years volunteering at ARRG. More info »