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    During the week Pets Haven was shut down has anyone heard anything?

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    A WOODEND pet shelter that protects and finds new homes for abandoned domestic animals has been shut down.
    Macedon Ranges Shire rangers entered the Pets Haven shelter on Monday afternoon, seizing documents and recording animal details.

    Owner Trish Burke was informed that Pets Haven was no longer a registered animal shelter and animals could not leave the premises.

    Ms Burke was devastated, she said, having poured her heart and soul into the centre for the past seven years.

    This year she had saved 1400 cats and dogs from “death row” and adopted them into loving homes, she said.

    Ms Burke admitted she was behind on paperwork – having forgotten to unregister microchips from euthanased animals – but described the council’s treatment of her as barbaric.

    “I’ve been audited 13 times alone this year,” she said.

    “To be honest, the admin is my issue – I should have had the euthanased pets removed from the system, everybody falls a little bit behind and I just needed help sorting it out – but what happened here was barbaric,” she said.

    Macedon Ranges Shire assets and operations director Dale Thornton said the council’s issues stemmed from an audit last year.

    “Council has been supportive and patient with the owner for a long time, over 18 months in fact, and following consultation with the DPI it was felt that it was in the best interests and welfare of the animals to issue the notice to comply,” he said.

    Mr Thornton said rangers issued the compliance notice on Monday after finding the shelter overcrowded.

    “(They’ve) got cages and space for 20 cats and they’ve got 62 cats in the space of 20,” he said.

    “We’re really supportive of Pets Haven, they’re a good facility rehousing or caring for animals, but we cannot allow it to continue operating to this extent.

    “We’d like them to reopen as soon as possible, especially before Christmas, which is traditionally the busiest time.”


    Woodend pet haven shut down - Local News - News - General - The Advertiser
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    Thanks Myf, I think that was a few days ago. I can't find anymore recent info.

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    It was from yesterday. The 16th.
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    Yes you are right, some of the info was from a previous article where I got confused.
    This place does worry me. Lets hope the animals are ok.

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    Yeeees, it sounds like they mean well though...
    I too hope all the animals are ok...
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    I am afraid to say there are ALOT of so called rescue groups out there that work in terrible conditions & really should be closed.
    I am all for retraining then rehoming but I'm sorry to say not all these rescue places really know what they are doing.
    I must add for every bad 1 I know of there are 2 that do wonderful jobs & are true rescues.

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    At Pets Haven we really get to know the dogs and cats who are up for adoption so we are able to match you with the perfect companion. We can also help you get through any rough spots by offering training tips and other advice.

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    Hi Johnthan,
    Do you work or volunteer there?
    Are you able to enlighten us with what's happening?

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    So it's not closed?
    Is there anything that can be done to help lighten the load?
    I hope you guys are 1 of the good guys but watch out even if you are 1 of the good guys once the council start down a path they can be determind buggers.

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