We are URGING the State Government to reverse the no public access decision and therefore allow pet adoptions.
Shelters cannot operate adoptions under these new restrictions either which means animals are left languishing in kennels instead of loving homes.
Animals are a huge and vital part of Victorian families, the decision to ban adoptions is heartless and unacceptable.
Based on current capacity and forecasting incoming animal numbers from councils, shelters will be full within the next 10 to 14 days. Where will all the animals go?
This will result in significant negative animal welfare outcomes as well as unnecessary stress and hardship, in an environment where mental health is of vital importance.
We call on the State Government to immediately reverse this decision.