5 comments to “RSPCA VIC loses Ballarat contract”

  1. Jane F | July 26, 2013 | Permalink

    This is a good outcome. Animals from Hepburn Shire are also sent to Ballarat…It is time Hepburn has its own facilities and took a proactive role in animal management instead of placing as too hard. Also rangers need to have the ability to follow up on animal welfare concerns…this has been removed from them by council.

  2. GeoffD | July 26, 2013 | Permalink

    As you said not so long ago, “one council at a time”.

  3. sandra | July 26, 2013 | Permalink

    Finally, the community is waking up. Well done communities. The RSPCA/Lost Dogs Home need a reality check. However, there are plenty of rescue groups that are prepared to take on and rehome these animals into appropriate loving families. Rescue groups take the time and effort to rehome an animal into the right home. Not a 20 min paper filling out exercise. Please take time to search out a rescue group in your area.

  4. Jen | July 27, 2013 | Permalink

    If you read the Ballarat newspaper the tender was not conforming as council wanted the successful bidder to pay for major upgrades to the council owned shelter and then pay for the going mainentenance. Glad the RSPCA didn’t agree as donor funds should not be used to upgrade council shelters and its amazing that Animal Aid would invest their money into doing this. Hope there is money left over for animal program’s.

  5. savingpets | July 27, 2013 | Permalink

    Thanks heaps for pointing this out Jen – seems more info was added to the story after this blog went up.

    “Ms Mercurio said the council wanted to transfer the responsibility and costs for upgrading the building, and any other ongoing capital upgrades, to the successful tenderer.

    “This should be the responsibility of the landlord (council),” she said. “This is their building and they are asking the successful tenderer to take on that responsibility. The RSPCA was not willing to do that – nor should we have to.””

    I suspect Animal Aid don’t have terribly deep pockets – I hope council step up & support them financially to ensure the pets get adequate facilities that keep them healthy and safe.