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Council warns of spike in coronavirus pet scams

June 9, 2020Posted in: Community, Other

Head shot of blonde cavoodle puppy

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check the NSW Pet Registry to verify documentation before buying a furry companion during social isolation. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reports that nearly $300,000 has been lost to puppy scams this year, and that scammers are targeting prospective pet owners during the coronavirus pandemic. Council’s...

‘Chipped, Snipped and Safe’ expands Shire-wide

June 1, 2017Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s free cat micro-chipping and desexing program is being rolled out across the Shire. The expansion of the program follows a successful trial held earlier in the year in Moss Vale. Council’s Project Officer Alicia Kaylock explained the purpose of the program. “Back in March we trialled the program offering eligible pensioners and...

Responsible Pet Ownership in our Shire

February 15, 2016Posted in: Other

In the wake of this month’s dog attack on a young girl in western Sydney, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding dog owners of the importance of responsible pet ownership. “Our thoughts are first and foremost with this young girl’s family,” said Council’s Senior Ranger, Troy McGlynn. “While this is a terrible incident, it is important...

Management of Animal Shelter to remain in Council’s hands

July 9, 2015Posted in: Other

The operation of the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter will remain in the hands of Wingecarribee Shire Council after councillors unanimously voted to endorse an internal management model at last night’s Council meeting. The operational model will see Council retain full responsibility for the operation and management of the shelter, which will continue to accept and rehome...

Animal Shelter Open Day

February 27, 2015Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting all interested members of the public to attend an Open Day at the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter on Sunday 8 March 2015 to learn more about the different management models currently being considered by Council. Council officers and a representative from Sydney Dogs and Cats Home will present an outline of...