Liverpool Council will operate Renbury Farm Animal Shelter as a no-kill facility, after a motion to amend its policy was successfully passed.
Liverpool Council will operate Renbury Farm Animal Shelter as a no-kill facility, after a motion to amend its policy was successfully passed last week. For years Renbury operated without such a policy and would euthanise hundreds of healthy animals annually (more than 300 cats and dogs from 2014-2015).
A review into council’s animal management policy was first brought to attention by Councillor Sabrina Mamone;
"I have had friends that have had missing pets put down because they were not recovered and that alerted me to review our animal management plan," she said.
"I noticed there was no reference to a low kill policy and I then spoke to the shelters about adoption rates.
"I thought it would be good that the council be proactive in assisting the shelters in recovering more animals."
In August last year she called for a report to look into the current policy and in December council approved the revised low kill rate. This new program would also ensure that healthy adoptable pets at Liverpool's animal shelters be included in council's monthly newsletter and on its website and social media sites.
Liverpool Council is currently negotiating with Renbury Farm to run the centre on a short term lease and is also liaising with Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd (WSROC) on long term regional pound options.