New centre to deal with animals
SOMERSET Regional Council has opened their new animal management centre worth about $650,000.
Somerset Regional Council Local Laws Supervisor, Steve Burgess, said the new centre was the product of a lot of research and thought.
“We have consulted various architects and looked at existing designs of other animal management centres all around the world,” he said.
“It's designed specifically for maximum airflow, which prevents the spread of disease and sound proofing, and can hold up to 32 dogs and 12 cats at any one time.
“There are a few things that our staff at the council have thought of over the years, which makes it a fantastic facility for us.”
He said there are a number of features they have thought of that will make processes more efficient.
“We have sliding doors, which make it easier to deal with dangerous dogs which is great because most of the dogs we deal with are wild, so safety is a huge priority,” he said.
Mr Burgess said he encouraged all owners to register both dogs and cats.
“It's silly not to and if they are registered we just call the owner and they don't get brought out here at all,” he said.