Policy

Animal Management Facilities – A Necessary Function

The management of abandoned dogs and cats is a challenging responsibility for Local Government, dictated by the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.  This includes, but is not limited to, the provision of appropriate detention facilities for dogs and cats on the loose. 

An expensive activity fraught with the difficulties of what to do with long term abandoned animals, Councils have typically established strong working relationships with animal welfare organisations to operate such facilities on their behalf.

URPS has recently assisted a number of Councils investigate the most effective manner of meeting their statutory obligations.

URPS teamed up with specialist pet-friendly planning firm Balancing Act Adelaide for both studies.  We also brought in Project and Development Managers, Trice, to provide conceptual design guidance and forecast capital and operational budgets.

These projects reflect the diverse capabilities of the URPS team and our project partners.

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