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The Ballarat Animal Shelter has closed to the public and the adoption of animals will cease until further notice. The City of Ballarat’s pound services – the collection and release of stray pets – will still operate. Please call 5334 2075 to make arrangements to collect your pet. If you fi nd a lost cat or dog call the City of Ballarat’s Customer Service team on 5320 5500 to request assistance from an Animal Ranger. We are pleased that so ma...
Responsible Pet Ownership
You can keep up to two dogs and up to two cats. Animals kept on farm land are exempt. See pages 27-28 of the Community Local Law 2017 for details. Submit an Excess Animals Application to apply for a permit to keep more pets than listed above.
Be Kind to Animals
One of the positive results of staying home during the coronavirus pandemic is the enjoyment we get from spending extra time with our pets. Beyond enjoyment, research has shown that pet ownership has a number of physical and mental health benefits. As researched by the RSPCA, these include: Increased cardiovascular health (lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides, and in men, lower cholesterol) Increased physical activity. Dogs especi...
While you're at home - keeping young ones engaged
As we all stay home to try and stop the coronavirus spread and flatten the curve, it's important to keep young minds and bodies engaged. Here are a few suggestions.
Be Kind Ballarat
These are unprecedented times, and they are tough ones. But in tough times, the one thing we can do is to band together as a community and show a little kindness. Be kind to others, be kind to those most in need and be kind to yourself. Keep reading for more tips on how to Be Kind Ballarat.
Registering your pet helps us reunite you with your pet if they are picked up by our staff.
Be Kind to Kids
Parents, family members, and other trusted adults play an important role in helping children understand the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, as well as reduce fear and anxiety around what they may be overhearing. Below are some ideas on how to help little ones during this time. Educate Having regular and reassuring family discussions in a supportive environment creates an opportunity to check-in with children to find out how they are feeling and...