13 comments to “Is this Australia’s best local council pound?”

  1. S. Ackerly | April 12, 2013 | Permalink

    Absolutely fantastic stats guys so a top effort to you all. Be proud of your facility and all your efforts.

  2. Tegan | April 12, 2013 | Permalink

    Thanks for the good-news report. Excellent stuff!

  3. Mel | April 12, 2013 | Permalink

    This is my city. They also provide a subsidised sterilisation program, so I was able to get my dog, (rescued from another metro council pound, which does not sterilise, and euthanises) sterilised at a cheaper rate. SO they are also having an effect on animals from other areas.

  4. Lyn Mather | April 12, 2013 | Permalink

    Keep up the good work. Good common sense is a rare commodity these days. :)

  5. Max Mbb | April 12, 2013 | Permalink

    Derek who is a ranger at the pound, plus the wonderful volunteers like Liz is what makes this pound different from others, leading by example!

  6. Anna | April 12, 2013 | Permalink

    I Love This Place, We got our Rescue Puppy from here, and the whole process was Fantastic…..The premises are wonderful…and the Staff amazing……

  7. Ali | April 12, 2013 | Permalink

    I am proud that I live in this council area for what you do for the lost dogs.

  8. Shirley | April 12, 2013 | Permalink

    Congratulations .. Wish all councils would adopt your approach .. Three huge gold stars …

  9. Christine Smith | April 12, 2013 | Permalink

    Stirling Pound sound like a great example for other Pounds throughout the country.Well done Stirling Pound for your excellent standards!

    While acknowledging the terrible problems caused by feral cats, I do hope the treatment of cats will be as well considered and humane when and if laws change around trapping.

  10. Sioux | April 12, 2013 | Permalink

    Fantastic report. Finally some good news after all the shocking reports of animal abuse and unecessary euthanasia of many animals. Keep up the great work.

  11. Deb | April 13, 2013 | Permalink

    Fantastic work City of Stirling, this should be the standard for all councils…I often find lost dogs and always avoid getting the ranger involved unless for a contact number. A neighbour recently lost her dogs for a few hours but still had to pay $300 to our shire to get them back even though they were let out of a closed gate….should be 100% included in our HUGE rates if not a regular occurance. It breaks my heart to think animals could be destroyed if owners are unable to afford for their release…
    Take note every other city and shire and follow City of Stirlings example !!

  12. Greg and Karen Porter | April 14, 2013 | Permalink

    These guys are awesome we got our boy from Stirling Animal care facility. He is a great dog. If it wAsnt for the love and dedication of Derek and the volunteers we would not have found our boy. Also thanks to Facebook we also found the facility well done guys keep up the great work

  13. Clare (volunteer at Stirling) | April 19, 2013 | Permalink

    the staff and volunteers were very happy to read this. Liz wanted you to know balls are only busted under aneasthetic :) while the reclaim rate is mainly the work of Derek & the rangers, rehoming is facilitated by volunteers & rescue groups. while volunteers walk and play with dogs, we can temperament test them, and the rescue groups foster out the “slow movers” so they can find the right forever home.

    every pound should make use of local volunteers and the help rescue groups provide. and every council should have a facebook page for returning lost dogs and rehoming unclaimed dogs.

    in the year I’ve been volunteering i’ve only ever seen dogs euthanized because they were sick or were aggressive (towards dogs or people). i don’t believe a no-kill policy is helpful. aggressive dogs are highly stressed and i believe its kinder to end that stress. while i’m sad when a dog i’ve got to know is euthanized, i know we’ve shown the dog kindness, so its life ends with some happiness. this was the case with a highly aggressive dog i adopted a few years ago. she had been abused and i loved her enough to end the psychological pain she experienced every time she went into attack mode