Are you someone who can give an animal a second chance at life? Do you have the time and attention to devote
to a special animal?
Adopt a dog or cat and receive FREE pet registration
Colac Otway Shire Council believes
in giving unwanted animals a second chance with a new home. We encourage anyone
considering dog or cat ownership to look at providing a home for one of the
unwanted dogs or cats we have at Council's pound. For your generous gesture to these
abandoned animals the Council will give you the current years registration free (a registration year is from April 10 to April 9 the following year) and a pet tag.
Many of these animals are abandoned, surrendered to council because they are in
desperate need of a loving home. They are in the pound through no fault of
their own and would make perfect family pets.
Your new pet is
Council officers monitor abandoned animals for eight
days to ensure they are suitable to be taken home as your new pet. Officers
will not rehouse an animal showing aggression to humans or other animals, and
will only rehouse if they believe rehousing will be successful, both for the
owner and the animal.
Sadly, animals which are not claimed and cannot be rehoused within a given
period of time must be humanely destroyed.
What you receive for adopting an animal
have decided to rehouse a special animal, officers will provide you with a
rehousing information kit which includes:
a vet check
free council registration and a tag for your pet for the current year
microchipping tag and information for your pet
animal legislation and care booklets
associated with each animal varies, depending on size, age, and if it’s already
de-sexed, microchipped or vaccinated. The only costs incurred by the new owner
are veterinary expenses. The Council makes no profits from impounding or
love seeing animals find a new home. They receive great satisfaction from
knowing the animals receive a second chance and in providing new owners with a
very rewarding companionship.
For more information about adopting an animal contact our office on (03) 5232 9400.