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Title: Brisbane City Council Pounds Adoptions
Description: Big improvements


Marie - February 7, 2006 03:58 AM (GMT)
There's been BIG improvements in the adoption system from the 2 Brisbane City Council pounds. All desexing, vet work, microchipping are done....even a hydrobath before leaving. Anti-impulse buying & further vet checks afterwards. I think the price $120 covers all for each dog.

I bet in a couple of years, Logan will have improved, too....now they're listening to rescue people.

Cheers,
Marie

From the Brisbane Council's website:

Adopt a dog or cat
If you’re thinking of bringing a new dog or cat into your home see what animals are available at the Council's animal shelters. 
The staff at the animal shelter will give you advice and assess if the animal is suitable for your circumstances. 
Use the animal search to check the dogs or cats available for adoption from the Council's animal shelters. Check back in a few days if you can't find the pet of your choice. 

Health check
All animals at the Council's animal shelters have had full health and temperament checks, including:

* hydro-bathing
* desexing
* vaccinating
* worming
* microchipping
* heartworming

Cooling off period
Once you decide which animal to adopt there is a 24-hour ’cooling off’ period. This means you can’t take the animal home with you immediately. During this time, if required, the Council will:

* arrange a time to provide a free fencing check at your house 
* give the animal a pre-release bath and final check over
If the adoption does not go ahead during this cooling off period you will get a full refund.
If the adoption is ready to go ahead a time will be arranged for you to take the animal home.
If you find the animal isn't suitable for your situation after you take it home, you can return it to the animal shelter within 14 days, at no charge.

Pet owner’s kit
When you adopt an animal you will get a free pet owner’s kit, including:

* heartworm tablets 
* pet food samples 
* six months free registration 
* desexing certificate 
* an owner’s manual to help you care for your new pet
* 14 days free veterinary advice (by appointment only)


Animal shelters
The Council's animal shelters are at:

Northside Southside
Warra Animal Shelter
523 Telegraph Road
Bracken Ridge
Phone: (07) 3403 8888 

Willawong Animal Shelter
Gooderham Road
Willawong
Phone: (07) 3403 8888

Marie - February 7, 2006 04:00 AM (GMT)
Here's the Council's adoption webpage. Click on Adopting an Animal on left menu.


http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:STANDAR...97730:pc=PC_664

triplepox - February 7, 2006 11:25 AM (GMT)
Wow that is excellent Marie!

I am impressed by the councils prices and the take home pack .. that is a great idea.




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