Pet adoption rates doggone great – Melton Weekly

ANIMAL rescue networks have praised Moorabool pound as a “model” centre.

The pound, which has a low euthanasia rate, promotes animal adoption through a Facebook page and rescue website Petrescue, and was featured in the Pedigree Pal Adoption Drive video Underdogs.

“They have a really good save rate,” Jyl Hershman-Ross, an animal behaviorist with rescue group Forever Friends, says in the video.

Compliance officer Kassie Loader said the pound had acquired its good reputation by being proactive.

“Nearly all of our dogs are listed up for adoption early on. It’s also about using networks. If we get really full we use other animal rescue groups to assist. Social networking is incredible; people share pages and links and the amount of people it reaches is great.”

The pound uses local vets to adopt out kittens and utilises foster carers and behaviour training for animals taking longer to re-house.

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