Animal Care and Control
The City of Bunbury encourages and supports responsible pet care and ownership. Our services relating to animal care and control help residents, with and without pets, to enjoy city amenities and the high quality of life that Bunbury offers.
Pet ownership in Australian households is one of the highest in the world; pets are quite simply a part of the Australian way of life. Pets provide companionship, encourage exercise and increase social interaction. They give pleasure, teach responsibility, they love and are loved in return.
If you are thinking of becoming a pet owner there are a number of questions that you should ask yourself before you decide: Are your children old enough to understand the responsibilities involved in looking after a pet? How much time and space do you have? This is particularly important if you're getting a dog Do you live in a flat or a house? If it's a house, do you have a garden? What size is it? Who will look after the pet if you go away on holidays? Can you take it with you or will your neighbours care for it? Will it need to go into kennels? Do you have a budget put aside for a pet? Of course this all depends on the size and type of the pet you choose but are all worth while considerations.
Pet Rescue organisations offer arrange of breeds in dogs and cats and can assist in finding the right pet for you. For further information please contact:
- South West Animal Rescue (SWAR)
- Save Animals from Euthanasia (SAFE)
- Pure Breed Dog Rescue Services of WA (PBDRS)
If you are concerned about the well-being of an animal don't delay in contacting the RSPCA immediately on (08) 9209 9300 or 1300 CRUELTY. Your action could save an animal from suffering needlessly.