Companion Animals held at the Animal Holding Facility fall into 2 categories:
- Animals that are being held for their mandatory holding period of up to 21 days
- Animals that are being held after their mandatory holding period has expired and have been assessed as suitable for adoption
Council encourages customers who are considering to buy an animal to come in and interact with the animal that you are interested in before adopting.
The sale fees are set out in Councils goods and services pricing schedule Sale of companion animals. All cats and dogs are microchipped, lifetime registered, desexed, vaccinated and vet checked prior to adoption.
Please note that Council, in all circumstances, reserves final say as to the rehoming of the animal or the withdrawal from adoption.
Council also advises customers that animals adopted from the AHF may not have been inoculated against disease and Council is unable to guarantee that animals will be free from hidden disease or internal/external parasites. Animals are adopted at the customers own risk. Council recommends having the animal's health checked by a veterinarian within twenty four (24) hours of purchase. Should the animal die or be diagnosed with a life threatening illness/disease customers must contact the AHF within seventy two (72) hours of adoption. Adoption costs may be refunded upon provision of a veterinary certificate detailing the animal's condition. Council will not be held responsible for any veterinary fees incurred.