Community conversations to help save pets

Published Thursday, 12th July 2018

Find out more about Out Community Pet Project: Community conversations to help save pets

Fairfield City Council wants to find out how to better prevent pets going to animal shelters and increase the number of lost pets being reunited with their owners.

As part of the Our Community Pet Project, Council officers will hit the streets to ask residents to ‘pause for paws’ to complete a survey and talk about their pets.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said while Sydney Dogs and Cats Home has a high rate of rehoming our local pets, Council wants to talk to the community to improve how many lost pets are reunited with their owners.

“The loss of a pet can be devastating and Council wants to ensure lost pets are reunited with families as quickly and as easily as possible,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Council supports responsible pet ownership for the mutual benefit it brings to owners and pets. They really become part of our families.

“The Our Community Pet Project will give focus and energy to prevent animals going to shelters, increase the number of pets being reclaimed and increase the well-being of residents and their furry friends.”

The project aims to better understand what residents already know about keeping their pets safe and well, and what to do if their pet goes missing.

“Help us help pets and their owners stay together and please complete the survey if you see the Our Community Pet Project team out and about,” Mayor Carbone said.

“From the surveys, Council will be able to develop and improve existing programs to help educate pet owners and keep pets and their owners safely together.”

Surveys can also be completed online at