The Ararat Pound has seen several surrenders over the past few months, with the arrival of three new pets this week.
Beaumont, a six-year-old male Brindle Staffy, Peppi, a seven-year-old male Jack Russel Terrier along with Torty, a two-year-old tortoiseshell female cat, are looking for their fur-ever homes.
Ararat Rural City CEO Dr Tim Harrison said changes in people's circumstances have seen more four-legged friends being surrendered at the Ararat pound.
"Council's community safety officers work closely with rescue groups to ensure surrendered pets can find a safe, suitable and loving home," Dr Harrison said.
"As a no-kill pound, we are committed to animal welfare and do our best to give our four-legged friends a second chance at life.
"Council offers a reasonable adoption fee of $100 for dogs and $50 for cats which covers the cost of desexing, initial vaccinations, microchipping.
"Get in touch with our community safety officers if you're looking to adopt or would like to arrange a meet-and-greet with one of the animals."
An 'expressions of interest form' can be found on Council's website. Ararat Rural City Council community safety officers can assist with more information on pet adoption, call 5355 0920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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