Dog breeding

LETTER: Proposed Dog Breeding Establishment To Set New Benchmark | Western lawyer


As Western Advocate readers may be aware, a development application for a new dog breeding facility was recently submitted to the Bathurst Regional Council. Having worked in the pet industry for 34 years, I am well aware of the genuine concern people have for animal welfare. It is this bond with animals and the concern for their well-being that motivates so many individuals, couples and families to make the major commitment to bring a dog into their home. Over the years, more and more people make this decision and introduce a dog to their family. The demand for happy and healthy puppies continues to grow in New South Wales and across the country, with more than 39% of households now including a dog. But there is no room for dishonest operators. Rockley Valley Park Pty Ltd plans to build an $ 841,000 ranching facility. The proposed facility will set a new benchmark for the pet industry never seen before in Australia, enabling the professional breeding of companion dogs while ensuring the physical, psychological and social well-being of all dogs on the property. . will include grassed exercise areas, insulated kennels with under-slab heating and socialization classes. There will be on-site grooming facilities and a veterinary inspection area, as well as a specially designed, temperature-controlled farrowing facility with surveillance. Simply put, our commitment is to build a facility that sets new standards for dog breeding in Australia. We will do this by providing a training ground to help raise standards by encouraging other concerned ranchers to visit the site and understand and be inspired to follow the farm and its practices. Our plan is to invite up to 12 dog breeders, every four to six weeks, from NSW and occasionally state to state at the facility to undertake a training seminar where existing dog breeders and Potentials will learn the best dog breeding techniques and the proposed Rockley Valley property. will be the model installation. We will also work with animal groups to establish an accreditation and recognition program to assure buyers that they are getting their new pets from a “trusted and ethical” source. Our approach is to be open, transparent and factual with the community about the new facility – with inspections available to pet owners, the community, the RSPCA, vets and the Animal Welfare League. As the owner and operator of Rockley Valley Park, I am writing this letter for that very reason – to demonstrate from the outset to the Bathurst community our commitment to exceeding standards of well-being in the proposed new facility, our commitment to helping to raise standards at other facilities across NSW and our openness to providing facility information to anyone who wants to know.

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