New Animal Management Centre opens its doors

Published: 30 Sep 2022

Mayor Greg Williamson officially opened the new Mackay Animal Management Centre today (September 30).

Mayor Williamson said the new facility would ensure council continues to meet the needs of the community into the future.

“The new facility is three times the size of the existing Animal Management Centre and the upgrades have brought the facility into line with current animal management standards,” he said.

“The facility features 42 dog enclosures (increased from 18) and 22 cat condos (increased from nine cat cages).

“This is a great result for the community, as it means we will be less likely to reach capacity and can provide the best possible care for abandoned animals.”

“The new dog enclosures have also been designed with improved health and safety features, allowing staff to clean one side of the enclosure at a time so they don’t need to be in the enclosure with a dog.

“We have also introduced larger cages for cats called cat condos, background music for the animals, a hydrobath, and improved security measures such as CCTV cameras throughout the facility.”

Julieanne Gilbert MP said the State Government was proud to support important community projects like this.

“The new Mackay Animal Management Centre will be a place that residents can not only adopt a new pet, but also be reunited with their furry loved ones.

“Should your pet go missing, you can be rest assured that it will be provided with the best possible care until you can collect it.”

This project was developed with the support of the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions program in association with Mackay Regional Council.