Strays a thing of the past

STRAY animals across Gladstone could become a thing of the past, once construction of the new animal pound begins.

Although Gladstone Regional Council did not budge on a location for the $1 million premises, it has hinted the former pound facility off Hanson Rd, Callemondah could be a potential development site.

Council expects the number of impounded pets to increase between now and 2031.

Council's Environment portfolio spokesperson Councillor Col Chapman said Council had commissioned a study last financial year that reviewed the suitability of three potential sites for the new pound.

"We know that demand for pound services will increase as general population increases and we want to ensure we are well positioned to accommodate these demands," Cr Chapman said.

Cr Chapman said Council would soon consider which site to pursue but the one selected would be earmarked for the construction of dog kennels plus an area for cat cages; a small office and a kitchenette with a drop off area; equipment storage areas; a veterinary area and car parking.



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