Take Geelong Pound from the Geelong Animal Welfare Society.
  • Petitioned City Of Greater Geelong Council

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City Of Greater Geelong Council

Take Geelong Pound from the Geelong Animal Welfare Society.

    1. Kaz scanlon
    2. Petition by

      Kaz scanlon

      lara, Australia

Do you know what happens to the lost and abandoned pets of Greater Geelong?

Most are killed

(approx 850 dogs & 2000+ cats year end 2010)

WHY?....when many more could be re-homed
KILLED by the Society that fails to achieve its society objectives

GAWS GEELONG ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY –
YOUR COUNCIL CONTRACTED ANIMAL POUND

COUNCIL FUNDS GAWS WHO KILL THE ANIMALS...WHY?

WHY IS GREATER GEELONG COUNCIL FAILING TO MONITOR
THIS COUNCIL CONTRACTED POUND & FAILING TO DEMAND MODERN AND PROACTIVE WAYS TO SAVE HOMELESS PETS ?

IS THIS HOW YOU WANT YOUR COUNCIL RATES SPENT?

Speak up for these forgotten animals!

Ask council to take responsibility!

Sign our Petition Now

Demand change!

COUNCIL MUST:
• TAKE BACK CHARGE OF THE POUND
• INVESTIGATE CLAIMS MADE BY THE PUBLIC

- High Kill Rate – averages 46 cats and 17 dogs per week
- No on-line facility for checking for missing animals or potential animals to adopt
- Council delay in issuing documentation which will allow Rescue Groups to take animals marked for 'death'
- GAWS reluctant to work with Rescue Groups
- GAWS kill animals suitable for rescue and re-homing weekly
- Breaches of Animal Welfare Codes i.e. animals killed in front of other animals, not following virus isolation and sanitisation correctly and more
- Staff at GAWS with no formal qualifications
- Animals are temperament tested by unqualified personnel
- Bullying and harassment by Management
For further information www.http://deathrowpets.wordpress.com/
Rosie, a white female Boxer, was labelled for euthanasia
WHY? She was declared by the Staff to be deaf.

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because cruelty of any kind is unacceptable. Please also check out my petition to raise awareness of the different kinds of ways to support the fight against human trafficking. http://www.change.org/petitions/you-buy-products-to-help-end-human-trafficking

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    • Caroline Williams SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm disgusted - All shelters should be "No Kill" & work in the animals best interests, not against them. Shame on you GAWS!!

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    • E M SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Absolutely shameful, this is not an animal welfare society this is a killing machine. This organization needs to be investigated by the right people who have no vested interest in it and shut down. Contracts should go to people who really care about animals and do all the right things in helping animals find new homes and make sure that their health being taken of. Volunteers and rescue organization must be involved in helping find new homes for the animals. The council cannot wipe it hands of this horrid situation it must take responsibility in finding the right organization to give contracts to by fully investigation those who apply for the contract.

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    • Sally Ashton ALDGATE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because this is a disgrace.

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    • Janet Wickens *******, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is an absolute disgrace. Thank you so much to all the brave people who spoke up exposing these creeps. Every staff and board member should be sacked and replaced with people who have the best interests of the animals at heart.

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