About the Safe & Sound Pounds Program
Making pounds a safe place for all pets
Do you know that every day, the lives of lost and homeless pets are in the hands of local government, at your local council pound? Do you know what happens to these pets in your community? Every year, around 110,000 dogs and cats are being killed in Australia’s pounds and we’re working to change that.
Safe & Sound Pounds aims to give every pet a chance
Our goal is to give all pound pets the chance of finding the love of a new family with a profile on Australia’s most visited charity website - PetRescue. But to achieve that, we first need to work with Australia’s pounds to overcome the obstacles and challenges to introducing their own direct-from-pound adoption program.
A small number of proactive pounds are now members of PetRescue and have begun listing their pets for adoption. You can view the updated list of member pounds here.
How you can get informed and get involved
The Safe & Sound Pound program provides this free resource to help councils make positive life-saving change in their communities. If you’re a member of the community and would like to know how to get your council on board and using PetRescue, contact us at email@example.com
If you're a council, you can sign your pound up for PetRescue membership right now. Or, if you have any questions about PetRescue membership and listing your pound pets online for adoption, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org
“By listing our pets on PetRescue, more of our dogs and cats are being adopted faster - reducing the time they stay in kennels. A few of our long-term rescue-only dogs have also had free flights to Perth, thanks to PetRescue and Jetpets.” - Brandon Cowan, Animal Rehoming Officer, Blacktown City Council Animal Holding Facility
“The number of views our animals are getting on the PetRescue website outweigh any other way we could possibly advertise - all our dogs and cats are getting around 50 to 100 views per day. One dog was adopted within just three hours of being listed, and the longest we’ve had a dog listed was 30 days. The quicker they find forever homes, the better it is for them mentally.” - Michelle Gallo, Companion Animal Ranger, Camden Council Animal Care Facility
Corporate sponsorship opportunity
If your organisation would like to find out more about Safe & Sound Pounds sponsorship and the opportunity to drive significant positive change in your community, and nationwide, please email email@example.com.
copies of Safe & Sound Pound Guidebook 1 distributed to council pounds
council members reached via conferences attended and direct contact
pound members registered with PetRescue
pound pets featured on PetRescue in 2017
Pound Pets of the Week’ featured on social in 2017
pound pets adopted in 2017
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If you’re a rescue group, shelter or pound, find out more about listing your rescue pets on PetRescue by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org