New an­i­mal cen­tre opens

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Como - Su­sanne Reilly

STRAY an­i­mals of­fi­cially have a new home in the City of South Perth.

The Min­is­ter for Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and Com­mu­ni­ties Tony Simp­son of­fi­cially opened the South Perth and Vic­to­ria Park An­i­mal Care Fa­cil­ity on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

After re­ceiv­ing fund­ing of $256,000 to up­grade the dog pound to an An­i­mal Care Fa­cil­ity, South Perth closed the pound in March this year to be­gin the ren­o­va­tion works.

As a re­sult, the new fa­cil­ity is now ca­pa­ble of hous­ing over 60 an­i­mals, which in­cludes cats fol­low­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of the Cat Act.

The build­ing de­sign fol­lows the guide­lines as re­quired by the RSPCA and in­cludes iso­la­tion ar­eas for in­fec­tion, quar­an­tine ar­eas, as­sess­ing ar­eas and new stan­dards for hous­ing of an­i­mals.

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