Animal Management Facility under quarantine

Published on Thursday, 28 September 2023 at 6:33:20 PM

The City’s Animal Management Facility is under quarantine due to an outbreak of Parvo.

The Facility will be closed to the public for 14 days from Thursday 28 September 2023.

All animals in the care of the City’s Animal Management Facility will remain under quarantine to contain the outbreak and reduce the risk of spreading. Please do not bring dogs to the pound and do not visit in person.

Dogs are not available for adoption during this quarantine period. Cats and other animals will be accepted during this time, however public viewings will be at the discretion of the Ranger.

Residents can call Ranger Services on 9021 9600 to report any lost or roaming dogs. Rangers will attend to scan microchips and reunite dogs with their owners.

What is Canine Parvovirus?

Canine parvovirus (parvo) is a highly contagious infection that affects all dogs of any age. The virus is very aggressive and has an extremely high mortality rate if left untreated. Parvo attacks the lining of the dog’s gut, and the bone marrow, which produces white blood cells.

Parvo is an easily preventable disease through vaccination. The City encourages residents to contact their local vet to make sure that their dog/s are up-to-date with vaccinations or, to schedule a vaccination.

For more information regarding the temporary closure of the Animal Management Facility please call 9021 9600. 

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