New animal welfare facility receives official stamp of approval

March 6, 2018 by  

A new facility at Epping is being welcomed by pet owners from throughout the cities of Moreland, Darebin and Whittlesea.

The Epping Animal Welfare Facility, which has been operating since last October, was only officially opened recently by the mayors of each local government area and CEO of RSPCA Victoria Dr. Liz Walker.

This latest project is a joint effort that involves the facility’s management by RSPCA Victoria, as well as funding and development by the three councils.

The welfare facility was built at a cost of $13m and now provides adoption services, accommodation, shelter and impounding for livestock and domestic animals.

According to the Whittlesea Mayor Kris Pavlidis, the project was state-of-the-art and designed to deliver welfare services of the highest calibre.

He said all three council areas had an abundance of pets and animal lovers and the facility provided high-quality services to enable both to be reunited when the need arises.

Darebin Mayor Kim Le Cerf said pet owners are aware of the importance of having their animals registered and micro-chipped, describing it as “right and responsible” behaviour.

These details, he added were checked on all dogs and cats collected, enabling a quick return to their homes.

Information about the new Epping Animal Welfare Facility is available through individual council’s marketing services, including flyer printing.