Pooraka Pound to reunite pets with their owners

Published on 18 May 2022

The exciting new development of the Pooraka Pound will provide a safe, welcoming and convenient place to reunite pets with their owners.

Expected to be completed later this year, the pound has come to fruition thanks to a collaboration between the City of Salisbury and the City of Tea Tree Gully.

This joint use facility also allows the opportunity for staff to collaborate and share knowledge with one another.

The Pooraka Pound will provide a great opportunity to deliver a high-quality facility, fitted with state-of-the-art pens, a climate-controlled environment and the ability to isolate unwell dogs.

This joint use facility benefits many residents across both Council areas.

City of Tea Tree Gully Deputy Mayor Lucas Jones said the project represented a new era for both councils.

"This new centre will provide high-level care for dogs who use this centre. It’s nice to know that if they end up there, they will be looked after very well," he said. 

City of Salisbury Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said this exciting partnership with the City of Tea Tree Gully will service the community now and into the future.

"Pets are an important part of people’s lives, and when they go missing it can be heartbreaking. The Pooraka Pound will provide a great level of care as pets wait to be reunited with their owners."

Gillian Aldridge (Salisbury Mayor) and Cr Kristianne Foreman turn the first sod

Salisbury Mayor Gillian Aldridge and Tea Tree Gully Councillor Kristianne Foreman
turning the first sod for the Pooraka Pound. 

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