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Petitioning Division of Local Government Att: Janet P and 3 others
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Pound Rounds: Cease functioning


Pound Rounds refer to themselves as animal brokers in the rescue industry. Using a Facebook page, the members advertise dogs in Hawkesbury and Blacktown Pound which are due for euthanasia. They also seek and gain the release of animals out of Hawkesbury and Blacktown council under their name and other names (utilizing several 16(d) exemptions) including: Sanctuary Tails Animal Rescue and North Shore Family Rescue, therefore effectively functioning as an animal rescue group.

However, this group and affiliated groups are considered far from ethical. Notable witnessed animal welfare concerns include:
- Long term kennelling of dogs without regard to mental health
- False advertising of an animals behaviour and temperament
- Placement of animals into unsuitable adoptive/foster homes
- Sedation of animals without addressing behavioural issues

Other alleged issues include:
- Failure to lodge C3A forms into new owners name
- Failure to provide paperwork to adoptive owner
- Slander and libel against other rescue groups and/or individual persons
- Non transparency with fund raising

We, the undersigned, ask that our local councils and state governments take all actions against Pound Rounds, their affiliate groups and associated members to:
- Prohibit the sourcing of animals from council operated pounds
- Refuse ability to gain another 16(d) exemption
- Be held accountable for the animals in their name/s
- Current 16(d) exemption, their charity status and deductible gift recipient is abolished immediately
- Conduct an urgent audit by the Liquor, Gaming and Racing office

If you are interested in asking the group questions yourself, their Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/PoundRoundsAustralia

To read about the accusations above visit:
www.facebook.com/poundroundsbeware

Letter to
Division of Local Government Att: Janet P
Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter
The General Manager Blacktown Council City
and 1 other
HCC Regulatory Services Manager Garry Baldry
Pound Rounds refer to themselves as animal brokers in the rescue industry. Using a Facebook page, the members advertise dogs in Hawkesbury and Blacktown Pound which are due for euthanasia. They also seek and gain the release of animals out of Hawkesbury and Blacktown council under their name and other names (utilizing several 16(d) exemptions) including: Sanctuary Tails Animal Rescue and North Shore Family Rescue, therefore effectively functioning as an animal rescue group.

However, this group and affiliated groups are considered far from ethical. Notable witnessed animal welfare concerns include:
- Long term kennelling of dogs without regard to mental health
- False advertising of an animals behaviour and temperament
- Placement of animals into unsuitable adoptive/foster homes
- Sedation of animals without addressing behavioural issues

Other alleged issues include:
- Failure to lodge C3A forms into new owners name
- Failure to provide paperwork to adoptive owner
- Slander and libel against other rescue groups and/or individual persons
- Non transparency with fund raising

We, the undersigned, ask that our local councils and state governments take all actions against Pound Rounds, their affiliate groups and associated members to:
- Prohibit the sourcing of animals from council operated pounds
- Refuse ability to gain another 16(d) exemption
- Be held accountable for the animals in their name/s
- Current 16(d) exemption, their charity status and deductible gift recipient is abolished immediately
- Conduct an urgent audit by the Liquor, Gaming and Racing office