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Local residents are being encouraged to check out the pets available at the City
of Canterbury Bankstown’s animal shelter, if they are thinking of buying a dog or
cat for the family or a loved one this Christmas.
Mayor Khal Asfour said while there were only 14 pets available, it was important
homes were found.
“We have had tremendous success finding new families for pets as part of our
Pet of the Week campaign, with the Torch newspaper and Paws and Claws at
Milperra,” he said.
“While more than 250 dogs and cats were returned to their owners this year, after
finding their way to our shelter, some are not identifiable and need to find new
homes,” he said.
“Since our Pet of the Week campaign started 12 months ago, more than 30 cats
and dogs have found new families.”
Chester Hill resident, Adrian Kurdi, adopted a one-year-old staffy named Pistol
from the shelter last month.
“We couldn’t be happier with him,” Mr Kurdi said.
“Pistol is a quiet dog who loves to run and play, and has settled in well into our
“I’d recommend everyone to give a shelter pet a go.”
All dogs and cats at the shelter come desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, and
worm and flea treated – ready for residents to take home and love.
Long-term shelter pets in need of a new home:
Penny - $25
Three-year-old female, domestic short hair
Minibar - $25
Four-year-old male, domestic short hair
Shelby - $100
Four-year-old female, staffy cross
Liz - $100
Two-year-old female, greyhound cross
12/02/2019 9:54 AM