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How many animals are impounded each year at the Shelter?
During the first 12 months following the departure of the Lost Dogs' Home, 238 cats and 439 dogs were impounded at the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter.
How many animals are adopted from the shelter each year?
In 2014, 100 cats and 113 dogs were adopted from the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter.
What is the distribution of adoptions? How many animals (of the 114 dogs and 100 cats) are rehomed within 2 weeks of their arrival, how many in 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks and 10 weeks?
Average days in shelter: 35 days
Median days in shelter: 24 days
Rehomed within 2 weeks: 24
Rehomed within 4 weeks: 69
Rehomed within 6 weeks: 91
Rehomed within 8 weeks: 99
Rehomed within 10 weeks: 102
Rehomed within 12 weeks: 105
Average days in shelter: 42 days
Median days in shelter: 31 days
Rehomed within 2 weeks: 15
Rehomed within 4 weeks: 46
Rehomed within 6 weeks: 69
Rehomed within 8 weeks: 78
Rehomed within 10 weeks: 85
Rehomed within 12 weeks: 89
What is a ‘minimum holding period’?
Under NSW law, stray/seized dogs and cats must be held for a minimum of 7 days if they are not identified (microchipped) or 14 days if they are identified (microchipped). This gives owners an opportunity to reclaim their lost pets. There is no minimum holding period for surrendered animals.
How many staff are currently employed at the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter?
Council current has 8 casual employees working at the shelter.
What was the Council resolution made at the Council meeting 10 September 2014 regarding the ongoing management of the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter?
How do I contact the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter?
There are a number of ways to find out what animals are available for adoption or to check if your lost pet has be found.
We are open Monday to Friday 10am to 3.30pm | Saturday, Sunday 10am to 12 noon | Closed Public Holidays
Telephone: (02) 4868 1520 or after hours call (02) 4868 0888 and leave a message with the call centre.
Visit: We are located inside the Resource Recovery Centre complex on the corner of Bowman Road & Berrima Road, Moss Vale.