1 comment to “Darebin pound – redux”

  1. Kathleen Chapman | January 16, 2014 | Permalink

    I am one of the Darebin residents who founded Save Darebin Pets to campaign for an end to the killing of lost and abandoned animals. Needless to say, Darebin Council’s decision to renew its contract with the Lost Dogs Home is extremely disappointing news for all who care about companion animals. How can we become a No Kill Community with a high-kill pound provider? The Lost Dogs Home is killing around 85% of cats from Darebin and more than half of Darebin’s unclaimed dogs. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Save-a-Dog Scheme, which runs the pound for Stonnington and Boroondara, is saving more than 95% of dogs AND cats. Darebin’s animals deserve no less.

    Also, Darebin is paying thousands to the Lost Dogs Home to provide a service that is completely out of step with community values, all the while, they are giving nothing to the rescue groups who are doing all the life-saving (around 36 cats, kittens and dogs saved since October last year).