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Stop the Unethical Treatment of Dogs and Cats impounded in Cowra Council facility

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In recent years a spotlight has been shone on the unethical and inhumane treatment of small animals in Australian breeding and impoundment facilities, and several groups have lobbied Government to implement successful change, including the continued fight to eradicate puppy mills, and the reduction of inhumane treatment and euthanasia in council holding facilities.

We are heading in the right direction, but unfortunately there are still facilities whom "drag the chain" so to speak.

One such facility that has borne witness to a horrific sight this week is the Cowra Council Pound adjacent to the refuse and recycle centre at Cowra. On Wednesday 27th May 2015, two people attended the Cowra Council Holding facility and witnessed a dead Kelpie Dog laying within a pool of its own blood and soaking wet, held within the same holding pen as an underweight fawn dog. Other dogs were held within their own confines and had no bedding, excrement adjacent to empty food bowls, and small bowls with little water held. There were also empty dog food cans contained within the cages, indicating the food was served directly out of the cans.

I have started this petition to make Cowra Council accountable for the treatment of the animals impounded within, past present and future, and my hope is to secure support for positive change.

I want the supply of adequate off concrete bedding, regular cleaning, appropriate watering and feeding facilities and the abolition of in can feeding, the review of employee animals on site, as well as the security of pens at the facility. A huge thank you to Mandy Hartles whom has uncovered these findings, please support the petition and help make a change so the suffering stops.



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