The Kempsey Pound is located at Frederickton and is managed by Kempsey Shire Council. It is provided as a service to residents in the Local Government Area for lost, surrendered or unclaimed cats and dogs.
In accordance with the Companion Animal Act, the pound keeps animals safe and protected until its owner can be located. If, however, the owner cannot be located or if an animal is surrendered by its owner, the pound offers an adoption service of these animals to the general public.
Impounded cats and dogs available for adoption are advertised on council's website, Facebook page and council notices.
By adopting a dog or cat from the pound, you are giving an animal in need a much deserved second chance.
Pet ownership is a commitment that should be carefully considered. Council takes every step possible to ensure that impounded animals are adopted into safe, secure and loving forever homes.
Unclaimed animals and those which council has been unable to rehome for a considerable amount of time are taken by Friends of Kempsey Pound - a local rehoming organisation.
Council acknowledges the work of Friends of Kempsey Pound in assisting council successfully rehome hundreds of animals over the years. Council emphasises to local pet owners the importance of having pets de-sexed, microchipped and registered.
It is also vital that pets have a collar and clear name tag with up-to-date contact details. Having this information will assist council rangers in reuniting lost animals with their owners.
Council encourages adoption from the pound. For more information go to council's website: www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/services/animals.html.
Please report lost animals to council by phoning customer services on 6566 3200.
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