Dozens of Redlanders have already contacted Council offering to help with animal adoption and re-housing services following the news that the RSPCA was unable to continue accepting animals from Council’s shelter.
The end of the long-standing arrangement means Council will now take responsibility for re-homing unclaimed and abandoned animals.
When a lost animal is found Council will undertake a process to try to locate the animal’s owner; if the owner cannot be located the animal will be assessed to determine its suitability for adoption.
The plan is for all animals available for adoption to then be advertised on Council’s website and a dedicated Facebook page. Because we have had to move quickly to take on this role, these pages are still to be set up so everyone is asked to be patient while things are finalised.
In the meantime Council is offering a registration page for people wanting to volunteer to help with the new animal shelter arrangements.