Great Lakes Council is utilising the power of Facebook and Twitter to find new homes for pets that have been left in the pound.
For the first time, Council has taken to social media and is confident that animal lovers across the region will help their rangers to rehome abandoned dogs and cats.
“We always try to reunite pets with their original owners, but sometimes this isn’t possible. We are committed to using our new Facebook and Twitter pages to help us find new loving owners for the dogs and cats in our care,” said Council’s Manager of Waste, Health and Regulatory Services John Cavanagh.
Council will now post details of dogs or cats on our social media pages and invites anyone interested in adopting to fill in an online ‘expression of interest’ form.
Everyone is encouraged to share the posts, so that as many potential new owners as possible are reached.
The suitability of potential new owners will be taken very seriously and the form is designed to help people understand the huge commitment involved in looking after a pet these days.
“The most important thing is that the pet goes to someone who will love and care for it in the best possible way,” said Mr Cavanagh.
The first animal Great Lakes Council is hoping to rehome is a female Staffy cross, named Elsa.
“Elsa is a lovely dog. Our ranger has become very attached to her. Seeing her go to caring new owners will be fantastic, so we’re calling on social media users to help us achieve this,” said Mr Cavanagh.
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