New Animal Care Facility on cards

There’s a new home coming for Camden’s local furry friends who find themselves lost or in need of rescuing, with Council endorsing a preferred site for the area’s future Animal Care Facility.

Last night’s Ordinary Meeting saw 55 Topham Road in Smeaton Grange nominated as the location for the purpose-built and centrally-located facility, which will be required in the future.

Council currently uses Rossmore Veterinary Hospital as its Animal Care Facility to help re-home and rescue animals.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, said it was important for Council to start planning for a dedicated facility of its own to assist animals in the area.

“Council is focused on working for all the needs of our residents and our pets truly are part of our families,” Cr Fedeli said.

“In 2016, Council committed to operate a ‘no kill’ Animal Care Facility and to make all attempts to re-home or rescue animals considered suitable for rehoming.

“Rossmore Veterinary Hospital has been a fantastic partner for us so far, but as we grow as a community a purpose built, centrally located facility is required.

“I am glad Council agreed to select the site at Topham Road in Smeaton Grange, which is currently operating as a Council depot, as the location and look forward to the facility coming to fruition.”

Planning and scoping works for the facility will begin soon which will include input from Council’s Companion Animal Committee. A comprehensive community consultation plan will be developed once initial scoping works have been completed.

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