#GreatNewsThursday: Council works with Animal Aid and Stafford Rescue Victoria to rehome a pair of bonded dogs

2 Feb 2023

After a pair of bonded English Staffordshire Terriers came into Council care recently, we were faced with a slightly tricky rehoming situation.

The lovable Lily, 9, and Wally, 12, were surrendered together and Council soon contacted Stafford Rescue Victoria to discuss possible options for the duo.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks said Stafford Rescue Victoria had been simply amazing throughout the process.

“Wally and Lily headed off to Animal Aid in Coldstream who will vet check and care for them until such time as Stafford Rescue Victoria can find a suitable home for them,” Cr Binks said.

“Stafford Rescue Victoria will meet all costs associated with the temporary accommodation in Coldstream and will not adopt them out unless they are completely satisfied that the new owners are aware of the care and attention that a Staffy really needs.”

Most importantly, the service will ensure the pair are adopted out together and not separated as they have been bonded for life.

“We are very confident Stafford Rescue Victoria will find suitable owners for these two dogs so they can enjoy the rest of their days with a loving family.

“Well done to the team involved – this is such a lovely example of the breadth of amazing work our Local Laws department do.”