‘Pause for paws’: Council wants to talk about pets

Don’t be surprised if you get stopped to pause for paws in the coming weeks.

Fairfield Council officers are hitting the streets to ask residents about how to better prevent pets going to animal shelters and increase the number of lost pets being reunited with their owners. 

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said the Our Community Pet Project will give “focus and energy” to prevent animals going to shelters, like the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home – who has a high rate of rehoming local pets.

“The loss of a pet can be devastating and council wants to ensure lost pets are reunited with families as quickly and as easily as possible,” mayor Carbone said.

“Council supports responsible pet ownership for the mutual benefit it brings to owners and pets. They really become part of our families.

“Help us help pets and their owners stay together and please complete the survey if you see the Our Community Pet Project team out and about.

 “From the surveys, Council will be able to develop and improve existing programs to help educate pet owners and keep pets and their owners safely together.” 

Surveys can be completed online fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/petproject.