One of the kittens at the Maryborough District Animal Refuge waiting for a home.
One of the kittens at the Maryborough District Animal Refuge waiting for a home. Robyne Cuerel

Teaming up helps save pets from being put down

CLOSE relationships between pet refuge groups and the council are helping many impounded pets find new homes - but despite the effort, many cats are still being put down.

Fraser Coast Regional Council figures for the 12 months to January, 2013, showed compliance officers impounded 2033 pets from across the region.

Just 582 of these were cats; however, the euthanised totals were almost the same.

Community health, education and training portfolio councillor Robert Garland said the council had focused on responsible pet ownership to try to ensure the number of cats and dogs euthanised remained as low as possible.

Pets in the pound:

  • Cats euthanised: 348
  • Cats rehomed: 159
  • Cats returned: 75
  • Dogs euthanised: 308
  • Dogs rehomed: 376
  • Dogs returned: 767


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