City recognised for animal protection efforts

20OCTOBER2022
Main points:
  • City finalist in the Pet Insurance Australia Companion Animal Rescue Awards for its Animal Management and Exercise Plan 2020-2025. Winners of this national award will be announced on 26 October
  • City received a bronze medal in the RSPCA WA Humane Awards following the successful rescue of a dog that had fallen 2m into a septic tank.
The City of Cockburn has been recognised for its efforts to protect and enhance the lives of pet dogs and cats, receiving two accolades in the past two months.
 
In September the City was named a finalist in the Pet Insurance Australia Companion Animal Rescue Awards.
 
The City is one of three national finalists in the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation Award for Councils, recognising the City of Cockburn’s Animal Management and Exercise Plan 2020-2025.
 
Winners of this national award will be announced during a virtual Facebook event live streamed on 26 October.
 
In October, the City received a bronze medal in the RSPCA WA Humane Awards following the successful rescue of a dog that had fallen 2m down a septic tank.
 
City Rangers Sam and Isabelle, assisted by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, rescued blind and deaf dog Miss Piggy who had fallen into a septic tank in Coolbellup.
 
After several hours ensuring the dog’s welfare as the hole was stabilised, the pair used a dog catch pole and an extender pole fashioned with a hook to successfully snag the trapped pooch. She was given the all clear, and a good bath, after a thorough vet check.

The City's five-year Animal Management and Exercise Plan includes strategies to effectively manage growing dog and cat populations while balancing human amenity, the environment, and the needs of pet and non-pet owners alike. 

Read the plan on the City’s website.

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