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Rally to save the Blue Mountains Katoomba Animal Shelter

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

EVENT BY:ย Animal Liberation

WHERE: 121-125 Mort St, Katoomba NSW 2780
On Saturday 2 March 2024, commencing at 2 PM, Blue Mountains residents and members of the public are invited to a peaceful gathering outside of the RSPCA shelter in Katoomba. Attendees will collectively voice their concerns about the loss of this shelter and what that will mean for vulnerable animals and the community. It will be a โ€œGive-it-backโ€ call for the shelter to be returned to the community who paid for it.
๐™Ž๐™ฅ๐™š๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ:
Speakers and/or statements will be delivered from members of the Save Our Shelter community, Animal Liberation, the Greens NSW, and the Animal Justice Party (NSW).
๐˜ผ๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ:
The Blue Mountains community is calling for certainty around the resumption of pound and shelter services for vulnerable companion animals.
๐™’๐™๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ:
All animals deserve a safe place to be housed and cared for if they are lost/found/injured or displaced. A council pound and shelter should offer temporary and safe housing for vulnerable animals so they can be reunited with their human family or find a new human family to call their own.
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ of the Katoomba shelter has left the animals and local community with no options. Currently, the cost of living crisis, lack of affordable housing, homelessness and risk of homelessness, vet costs and a shortage of vets are all creating unprecedented pressure on all pounds, shelters and volunteer rescue groups.
This is a time when safe and compassionate animal shelter options must continue, not cease. From July 2024 the Blue Mountains City Council needs to assume responsibility for a Blue Mountains animal pound and the local community is calling on RSPCA NSW to โ€˜giftโ€™ the shelter site to Blue Mountains City Council so vitally needed pound and shelter services can resume and continue.
Create and bring along your own colourful signs to support this worthy cause.
Please show your support by attending this important public gathering and sharing the event details with family and friends.


March 2
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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