Providing shelter and care for animals who have fallen on rough times is a great avenue for council investment, giving them a new opportunity to be picked up by a loving family.
Later this year, residents of real estate in Bunbury will see the development of a new animal shelter in the city. The facility will provide accommodation for cats and dogs looking for new homes, taking animals from across the local regions.
City of Bunbury mayor Gary Brennan said the need for a new, modern facility for housing animals – as well as the introduction of new cat legislation last November – brought on the creation of this new property.
"Impounded animals will be housed in a modern facility that offers improved welfare, better hygiene and a better environment. The shelter also has the ability to be expanded in the future," said Mr Brennan in a 5 May statement.
"The City of Bunbury's current pound is more than 30 years old and is past its use-by date, so a modern facility offering better conditions for animals is welcomed."
Boosting the area's infrastructure and facilities could be a great incentive for buyers interested in purchasing real estate in near future.