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Mayor Byrne with Rocco, an 18-month-old staffy recently adopted by a Hills Shire Council employee. Mayor Byrne with Rocco, an 18-month-old staffy recently adopted by a Hills Shire Council employee. Featured
19 December 2015 Posted by 

FIND A FURRY FRIEND

Peak time for Animal Companion Shelter

THE time leading up to Christmas is a peak time for one of the region's most popular animal shelters.

So, if you are thinking about adopting a pet over the Christmas break consider a visit to the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter.

Located about 15 minutes from Rouse Hill Town Centre, the shelter is where The Hills Shire Council and other councils send stray dogs and cats.

Hills Mayor Michelle Byrne said that the Christmas period was a great time to adopt pets, as residents were more likely to be at home to be able to help the pet settle in.

“The Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter is an excellent facility supported by a number of councils with plenty of very cute dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption,” Mayor Byrne said.

“And for residents thinking about pet ownership – there isn’t a more sustainable and responsible source for a new pet than an animal shelter. You can go to a pet shop or you can go to a breeder, but by purchasing a pet from the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter, you’re saving an animal’s life and making a really sustainable choice.”

“The Shelter receives excellent support from the Friends of Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter volunteer group who have been largely responsible for helping to driving re-homing rates to a record high of 94 per cent.”

“But despite their recent success, there has been a recent boom in the number of stray animals and the Shelter is close to capacity.”

Friends of Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter (FOHCAS) volunteer Kelly Drury said that kitten season has started and there were a number of dogs that had been in the Shelter for extended periods waiting for a loving new owner to come along.

“The Shelter is under more pressure at the moment because we are in the middle of kitten season, which means a lot of cats and kittens available for adoption,” said Kelly.

“We encourage people to come down to the Shelter and meet the animals. They can even bring their own dog along to see how it gets along with the pet they’re thinking of adopting.”

Dogs and puppies are available for adoption at $349 while cats and kittens are available for $246. Discounts on registration are available for pensioners. The purchase price includes de-sexing, vaccination, microchipping and lifetime registration.



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