Camden’s lost dogs and cats will now be held at an animal care facility in Rossmore.
Animals have been moved to the new pound, located behind Rossmore Veterinary Hospital, because Camden Council’s agreement with the Liverpool Animal Shelter has come to an end.
Camden Mayor Lara Symkowiak said the Rossmore facility had aligned with the council’s commitment to animal care and a willingness to apply the “no kill” philosophy.
“Council is committed to maintaining the safety of local companion animals and is maintaining its ‘no kill’ policy for found pets,” she said.
“Council’s companion animal ranger will work in collaboration with the animal care facility to provide enrichment programs for impounded animals, as well as assisting with the promotion and rehoming of animals.”
Last August, the council announced it would negotiate with Campbelltown Council to house lost animals Campbelltown pound.
It was proposed that animals would be moved to a $250,000 demountable kennel at the facility and kept separate to Campbelltown’s animals.
A Camden Council spokeswoman said council was still “in discussions with Campbelltown Council for the use of its animal care facility as a medium-term solution with a view to build its own in the long term”.
Council has recommended that pet owners ensure their animals are microchipped and registered with the most current contact details to ensure they are returned home safely.
Anyone with a lost pet in the Camden area can contact the animal care facility directly on 0437 637 849.
The pound will be open on Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 12pm.