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    Residents and visitors to Burdekin Shire can stay up to date with the latest public notices, media releases, road closures, offers, and job vacancies which are shown below.

  • For Sale

    QBSC/16/010 – Quotations for the purchase of used plant – Grader and Scissor Lift

    Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 27 May, 2016. Quotation documents will be available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre or on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au after 10.00 a.m. on Monday 9 May, 2016. Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/16/010 – Quotations for the [...]
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    Posted Friday, 6th May 2016 in Current Quotations

    Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 27 May, 2016.

    Quotation documents will be available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre or on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au after 10.00 a.m. on Monday 9 May, 2016.

    Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/16/010 – Quotations for the purchase of used plant – Grader (1) and Scissor Lift (1)” and lodged in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr.

    The plant will be available for inspection on Friday 13 May, 2016 between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. at the Council’s Jones Street Depot. Enquiries should be made to the Manager – Technical Services, or the Workshop Superintendent.

    Any persons inspecting the plant must report to the Workshop Superintendent or his representative and comply with Council’s Workplace Health and Safety Standards, and in particular wearing of closed in footwear.

  • Burdekin Sugar Rush Logo

    Temporary Road Closures – Burdekin Sugar Rush

    The following temporary road closures will be in place between 5.00am and 12.00 Noon on Sunday 15th May, 2016 to allow the hosting of the annual Burdekin Sugar Rush Fun Run and Walk.
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    Posted Friday, 6th May 2016 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

    BURDEKIN SUGAR RUSH

    MacMillan and Mackenzie Streets, AYR

    The following temporary road closures will be in place between 5.00am and 12.00 Noon on Sunday 15th May, 2016 to allow the hosting of the annual Burdekin Sugar Rush Fun Run and Walk.

    • MacMillan Street, Ayr – closed between Pool and Young Streets
    • Mackenzie Street, Ayr – closed between Queen and Wickham Streets

    All traffic will be detoured for the period of the closures to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.

    For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Burdekin Shire Council

    Job Vacancy 16/14 – Community Outreach Services Coordinator (Maternity Relief)

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Community Outreach Services Coordinator. This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to five months. Continued employment beyond this period is not guaranteed. Applications close Friday, 20 May 2016.
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    Posted Thursday, 5th May 2016 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Community Outreach Services Coordinator to plan, facilitate and deliver quality outreach and library based services to all identified target groups which improve the social, cultural, learning and economic outcomes for the Burdekin community.  This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to five months.  Continued employment beyond this period is not guaranteed.

    The Position

    The key responsibilities include:

    • Exercise responsibility for all aspects of the Community Outreach services to ensure the delivery of quality service and optimum utilisation of financial, physical and human resources.
    • Develop, promote and deliver services and events both internally and throughout the community that improves the social, cultural, learning and economic outcomes for the community. These may include but are not limited to children, youth, adults, seniors and community groups.
    • Implement and direct the Best Start Literacy program.
    • Provide customer assistance at the library customer service desk when needed.

    Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

    The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 4 ($73,031pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

    Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

    Applications for 16/14 – Community Outreach Services Coordinator (Maternity Relief) should include:

    • A cover letter
    • A current resume
    • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description

    Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

    Applications close on Friday, 20 May 2016.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

    For further information please contact John Scott – Library Manager (07) 4783 9970.

  • The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift is a National Gallery of Australian travelling exhibition that includes suitcases of objects exploring myths and rituals; form, space ad design; and technology.

    National Gallery of Australia art exhibition visits Burdekin Library

    A pepper grinder inspired by a thorny devil, a brain made out of pencils and a heart-shaped (literally) pill-box are just some of the artistic wonders awaiting discovery at the Burdekin Library. The objects are part of a new exhibition at the library which showcases the work of Australia's best designers and offers viewers an amazing experience. The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift can be seen at the Burdekin Library until Friday, May 27, 2016.
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    Posted Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 in Media Releases

    A pepper grinder inspired by a thorny devil, a brain made out of pencils and a heart-shaped (literally) pill-box are just some of the artistic wonders awaiting discovery at the Burdekin Library.

    The objects are part of a new exhibition at the library which showcases the work of Australia’s best designers and offers viewers an amazing experience.

    The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift is a National Gallery of Australia travelling exhibition, which includes three suitcases of objects exploring different themes: myths and rituals; form, space and design; and technology.

    Burdekin Shire Council Library Manager John Scott said Burdekin had the ‘blue suitcase’ that follows the theme of technology and showcases the works of six contemporary Australian artists and designers.

    “This exhibition provides our community an amazing opportunity to be part of a distinctive art experience,” he said.

    “These are valuable museum artworks that have been carefully selected so that they can be enjoyed by a wide range of audiences from young children to the elderly.

    “The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift has travelled to many schools, libraries, community centres, regional galleries and nursing homes since its development in 1990 and it is a great privilege to be housing the exhibition.”

    The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift was made possible by the Wolfensohns in 1988 when they generously donated funds to enable the National Gallery of Australia to buy museum quality works of art so that audiences in regional and remote areas could experience art.

    The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift can be seen at the Burdekin Library until Friday, May 27, 2016.

  • 16 John Rae Street

    QBSC/16/008 – For Sale by Public Tender – 16 John Rae Street, Millaroo

    Council is offering for sale by public tender land and building located at 16 John Rae Street, Millaroo. Tenders close at 4.00 pm on Thursday 26 May 2016.
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    Posted Friday, 29th April 2016 in Current Tenders, Public Notices

    Council is offering for sale by public tender land and building located at 16 John Rae Street, Millaroo.

    Tenders Close at 4.00 pm on Thursday 26 May 2016.

    You can download the specification using the link below or the document is available from the Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr during normal business hours.

     

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Current Job Vacancies

  • How to Apply

    Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office at the Shire Chambers, 145 Young St, Ayr, Qld, 4807, telephone (07) 4783 9800 or this website - just click on the position that interests you and download the application package.

    Once you have obtained the application package and prepared your application it can be lodged online using the links below or by mail to Confidential Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

    Apply Online

    Online Job Application Form

    Online Traineeship Application Form


    Current job vacancies are shown below.

  • Burdekin Shire Council

    Job Vacancy 16/14 – Community Outreach Services Coordinator (Maternity Relief)

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Community Outreach Services Coordinator. This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to five months. Continued employment beyond this period is not guaranteed. Applications close Friday, 20 May 2016.
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    Posted Thursday, 5th May 2016 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Community Outreach Services Coordinator to plan, facilitate and deliver quality outreach and library based services to all identified target groups which improve the social, cultural, learning and economic outcomes for the Burdekin community.  This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to five months.  Continued employment beyond this period is not guaranteed.

    The Position

    The key responsibilities include:

    • Exercise responsibility for all aspects of the Community Outreach services to ensure the delivery of quality service and optimum utilisation of financial, physical and human resources.
    • Develop, promote and deliver services and events both internally and throughout the community that improves the social, cultural, learning and economic outcomes for the community. These may include but are not limited to children, youth, adults, seniors and community groups.
    • Implement and direct the Best Start Literacy program.
    • Provide customer assistance at the library customer service desk when needed.

    Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

    The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 4 ($73,031pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

    Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

    Applications for 16/14 – Community Outreach Services Coordinator (Maternity Relief) should include:

    • A cover letter
    • A current resume
    • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description

    Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

    Applications close on Friday, 20 May 2016.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

    For further information please contact John Scott – Library Manager (07) 4783 9970.

Public Tenders

  • Marketplace

    Welcome to the Burdekin Shire Council Marketplace, where you will find details of:

    • items for sale
    • opportunities to supply Council with products or services

    Offers to buy items or supply to Council may be invited through expressions of interest, quotation, or tender.
    In accordance with the Local Government Regulation 2012:

    • Tenders are used for the purchase and sale of goods and services valued at $200,000 or more (excluding GST).
    • Expressions of interest are used in some circumstances prior to calling for tenders.
    • Quotations are sought for items valued at less than $200,000 (excluding GST).
    • Items are occasionally offered for sale at a fixed price if they do not sell when offered for sale by tender or auction.
  • For Sale

    QBSC/16/010 – Quotations for the purchase of used plant – Grader and Scissor Lift

    Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 27 May, 2016. Quotation documents will be available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre or on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au after 10.00 a.m. on Monday 9 May, 2016. Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/16/010 – Quotations for the [...]
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    Posted Friday, 6th May 2016 in Current Quotations

    Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 27 May, 2016.

    Quotation documents will be available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre or on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au after 10.00 a.m. on Monday 9 May, 2016.

    Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/16/010 – Quotations for the purchase of used plant – Grader (1) and Scissor Lift (1)” and lodged in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr.

    The plant will be available for inspection on Friday 13 May, 2016 between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. at the Council’s Jones Street Depot. Enquiries should be made to the Manager – Technical Services, or the Workshop Superintendent.

    Any persons inspecting the plant must report to the Workshop Superintendent or his representative and comply with Council’s Workplace Health and Safety Standards, and in particular wearing of closed in footwear.

  • 16 John Rae Street

    QBSC/16/008 – For Sale by Public Tender – 16 John Rae Street, Millaroo

    Council is offering for sale by public tender land and building located at 16 John Rae Street, Millaroo. Tenders close at 4.00 pm on Thursday 26 May 2016.
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    Posted Friday, 29th April 2016 in Current Tenders, Public Notices

    Council is offering for sale by public tender land and building located at 16 John Rae Street, Millaroo.

    Tenders Close at 4.00 pm on Thursday 26 May 2016.

    You can download the specification using the link below or the document is available from the Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr during normal business hours.

     

Current Road News

  • Burdekin Sugar Rush Logo

    Temporary Road Closures – Burdekin Sugar Rush

    The following temporary road closures will be in place between 5.00am and 12.00 Noon on Sunday 15th May, 2016 to allow the hosting of the annual Burdekin Sugar Rush Fun Run and Walk.
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    Posted Friday, 6th May 2016 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

    BURDEKIN SUGAR RUSH

    MacMillan and Mackenzie Streets, AYR

    The following temporary road closures will be in place between 5.00am and 12.00 Noon on Sunday 15th May, 2016 to allow the hosting of the annual Burdekin Sugar Rush Fun Run and Walk.

    • MacMillan Street, Ayr – closed between Pool and Young Streets
    • Mackenzie Street, Ayr – closed between Queen and Wickham Streets

    All traffic will be detoured for the period of the closures to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.

    For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Road - Widening Road

    Klondyke Road – Road Reconstruction

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Klondyke Road from Wilmar Railway crossing for 210m towards Maidavale Road on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Klondyke Road from Wilmar Railway crossing for 210m towards Maidavale Road on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under traffic control, with reduced trafficable widths and speed restrictions in place for the duration of the works.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Road - Widening Road

    Rita Island Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Rita Island Road at the intersection with Kilrie Road, commencing Monday 18th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 10th June, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 14th April 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Rita Island Road at the intersection with Kilrie Road, commencing Monday 18th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 10th June, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under traffic control or traffic lights with reduced trafficable widths and speed restrictions in place.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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    Daniel Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Daniel Road from Linton Road intersection for 1.3km, commencing Monday 11th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 27th May, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 7th April 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Daniel Road from Linton Road intersection for 1.3km, commencing Monday 11th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 27th May, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under traffic control with reduced trafficable widths and speed restrictions in place.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Road closed

    Mountainview Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Mountainview Road from Barratt Road intersection for 1.6km towards Kelly Road on Monday 4th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 31st March 2016 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Mountainview Road from Barratt Road intersection for 1.6km towards Kelly Road on Monday 4th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure, when necessary, with access to local traffic only.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Road - Culvert Work

    Twelfth Avenue and Sixth Street – Stormwater Drainage, Kerb and Channel and Bitumen Widening

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise installation of stormwater drainage, kerb and channel and bitumen widening works will commence in Home Hill at the following locations:
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    Posted Thursday, 25th February 2016 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise installation of stormwater drainage, kerb and channel and bitumen widening works will commence in Home Hill at the following locations:

    • Twelfth Avenue from Sixth Street to Eighth Street
    • Sixth Street from Ninth Avenue to Thirteenth Avenue

    Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 29th February, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 27th May, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure with access to residence only.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Current Water Information

  • Water Information

    To report a water incident you can call the Council and speak to a customer services officer.

  • Bi-Annual Water Meter Reading

    Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading – May 2016

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 and will continue for approximately six weeks.
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    Posted Monday, 4th April 2016 in Current Water Information, Public Notices

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

    • Early May – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
    • Mid to Late May – East Ayr, Drysdale Estate, South Ayr
    • Late May to Early June – Ayr CBD, Little Drysdale & Kennedy Street areas, Sutcliffe Estate area, Alva Beach, Mt. Kelly and Giru

    To assist Councils meter readers, residents are requested to please clear meters of all obstructions, isolate and/or restrain dogs and unlock gates.

    For further information please, or if specific arrangements are required regarding access, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

    Council appreciates your assistance in these matters.

Lost and Found Animals

  • Animals in the Council Pound

    Council publishes details of all animals that have been surrendered, impounded, or left at the pound.

    Due to the number of animals that we see each week, we are only able to hold animals for 3 working days.

    If you have lost an animal, or if you would like to adopt an animal from our pound, please contact our Animal Control Officers via the Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

    Release Fees

    View the Release Fees for Animals in the Pound.

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    Border Collie cross – Surrendered Brandon – 06/05/2016

    Black/white Female/Desexed Border Collie cross. Surrendered 06/05/2016 at Brandon. Date of exit - 11/05/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Friday, 6th May 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    06/05/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Border Collie cross – Black/white
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
    Brandon
     
    Sex
    Female/Desexed
     
    Date of Exit
    11/05/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Mastiff cross – Impounded Jarvisfield – 06/05/2016

    Tan/white Male/Entire Mastiff cross. Impounded 06/05/2016 at Jarvisfield. Date of exit - 11/05/2016. .
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    Posted Friday, 6th May 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    06/05/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Mastiff cross – Tan/white
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
    Jarvisfield
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    11/05/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
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    Kelpie cross – Left at Pound – 06/05/2016

    Male/Entire Kelpie cross. Left at Pound 06/05/2016 at . Date of exit - 11/05/2016. .
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    Posted Friday, 6th May 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    06/05/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Kelpie cross –
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    11/05/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
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    Kelpie cross – Left at Pound – 06/05/2016

    Black/tan, white on chest Female/Entire Kelpie cross. Left at Pound 06/05/2016 at . Date of exit - 11/05/2016. .
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    Posted Friday, 6th May 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    06/05/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Kelpie cross – Black/tan, white on chest
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Female/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    11/05/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
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    Bull Arab Cross – Impounded East Ayr Primary School – 05/05/2016

    Black and white Male/Entire Bull Arab Cross. Impounded 05/05/2016 at East Ayr Primary School. Date of exit - 10/05/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Thursday, 5th May 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    05/05/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Bull Arab Cross – Black and white
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
    East Ayr Primary School
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    10/05/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Domestic Cat 1F 3 Kittens – Left at Pound – 01/05/2016

    Female/Entire Domestic Cat 1F 3 Kittens. Left at Pound 01/05/2016 at . Date of exit - 06/05/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    01/05/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Domestic Cat 1F 3 Kittens –
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Female/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    06/05/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming

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