New rangers at Wellington, public reminded pets not just for Christmas

Dubbo Regional Council

Wellington has welcomed two new Rangers and the team at Dubbo Regional Council is reminding people that pets should not be on anyone’s last minute Christmas shopping list.

“We encourage residents to remember there are many costs and a lot of time involved in looking after a pet which is ongoing for many years,” Supervisor Ranger Services Michael Ney said.

“Over the long term pet owners will be responsible for food, training, vet fees and for exercising the pet appropriately and all this needs to be taken into account when purchasing a pet.

“Potential purchasers should also consider who they are purchasing the animal for, research the most suitable breeds, and purchase from reputable breeders or shelters.  Another consideration is whether your ability to house and care for a pet is likely to change during the animal’s lifetime.

“We are also reminding people that the Wellington pound will not be open or attended during Christmas and public holidays.  If the overnight pens are closed uninjured animals can be taken to the Dubbo City Animal Shelter located in Boothenba Road, Dubbo.

“The Wellington pound is operated by the Rangers and open to the public by appointment only. The Rangers are on duty Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 5.00pm and are on call after hours for urgent matters only.”

The on-call ranger can be contacted via Council’s Customer Services Centre on (02) 6801 4000.

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Rangers Colleen Carney and Gavin Borham will be based at Wellington.

Media contact

Dubbo Regional Council Supervisor Ranger Services Michael Ney (02) 6801 4000

Last Edited: 21 Dec 2016

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