Score yourself a four-legged best friend through Council’s Animal Care Facility

Posted 24 months ago in Community

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If you’re looking to complete your family with a new furry friend, Council’s Animal Care Facility is just the place for you.

Camden Council Animal Care Facility is located in Rossmore, where all lost, stray or surrendered companion animals from Camden are temporarily cared for, until they can find their forever home.

The facility is open seven days a week and cares for both cats and dogs.

Dog owner Nancy Mills, who adopted a male Terrier Cross in January this year, said she has worked hard to provide love and care to Murphy, which she suspected he did not receive prior to his adoption.

“The first dog that I adopted was around 15 years ago, with Murphy being my third rescue dog. I had been looking for a new dog for a little while and I came across Murphy. I immediately thought that he is the right size for me, and I was in Camden the next afternoon to adopt,” Ms Mills said.

“Murphy was reactive to everything when we first adopted him, whether it was cars driving past or other dogs, he would never sit still. It has taken a while and a lot of patience, but he is doing really, really well now.

“The thing to note with rescue dogs, is that they just need a good home. I think it’s so important for children to understand how awesome it is to save a dog and give them a good life.

“After lots of hard work and training, Murphy raised over $600 for the fundraising event Pawgust, which is an awesome achievement considering he had never walked on a lead prior to his adoption.

“My advice to anyone who is considering adopting a dog would be to go and meet the dog. You never know what the dog has gone through before and it’s going to be a work in progress, but as long as you invest time in the dog, it will learn to trust you and work with you.”

Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, said adopting a furry friend is extremely rewarding.

“Adopting a pet truly does create a special bond between owner and pet, like no other,” Cr Fedeli said.

“If you are hesitant to adopt a pet, or unsure of the process, Council’s staff members can provide you with the information you need.”

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