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Last modified: 26 Aug 2021
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NEW POUND FOR STRAY ANIMALS IN THORNHILL

26 August 2021
A new pound had been established at a farm in Thornhill to assist with the management of stray animals in the Kouga region.

A new pound had been established at a farm in Thornhill to assist with the management of stray animals in the Kouga region.

A new pound had been established at a farm in Thornhill to assist with the management of stray animals in the Kouga region.

The privately-owned pound, located at 441Nocton in Thornhill, offered separate enclosures for different animals including cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep. All camps have permanent water points and are securely fenced off.

According to Community Services Portfolio Councillor, Daniel Benson, the pound replaced the previous pound which closed down.

“It is hoped that the pound will go a long way towards reducing road accidents that are a result of stray animals,” said Benson.

“The pound will also greatly contribute to the fight against stock theft, as stray animals will now have a secure place to be taken to.”

He said the pound made use of a service provider to pick up stray animals.

“Once a stray animal is reported to the municipality’s Call Centre, our Law Enforcement officers make contact with the pound to arrange for the animals to be collected,” he said.

Benson encouraged all livestock owners to ensure their animals do not wander around unattended and that they are properly branded.

“Ultimately, it is the responsibility of livestock owners to keep their animals from damaging other people’s property and roaming around in the road, where they can cause serious accidents.”

Stray animals can be reported to the Kouga Call Centre at 042 200 2200. Simply follow the voice prompts and choose option five.