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Domestic roosters and geese run a-fowl at Palmwoods

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Sunshine Coast Council has slammed residents for dumping unwanted roosters, geese and fowl at Kolora Park in Palmwoods, causing stress to native wildlife and affecting the welfare of the domestic birds.

Division Five Councillor Winston Johnston hurged residents not to dump their unwanted animals at the park.

“We understand that there could be many reasons why residents are no longer able to care for their birds, however dumping them at the park is not the answer,” Cr Johnston said.

“Domestic fowl that are used to being cared for are unlikely to survive in the wild.

“If you are no longer able to look after your birds, and you are unable to find another suitable home for them, council’s Sippy Creek Animal Pound will take them in at no cost and will arrange for them to be rehomed through our wonderful rehoming partners.”

To surrender unwanted animals, the Sippy Creek Animal Pound is open Monday – Friday, 8.15am – 6pm and Saturday 9am – noon and can be contacted on 5439 8000.

If you would like to adopt an animal, contact one of council’s rehoming partners below:

Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge – www.sippycreek.com.au

4 Paws Animal Rescue - http://4pawsanimalrescue

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