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  • Latest News

    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.

  • Burdekin Shire Council Coat of Arms

    Twelfth Avenue and Sixth Street – Proposed Road Reconstruction, Kerb and Channel, and Drainage Upgrade

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise residents of the proposed road reconstruction, kerb and channel, and drainage upgrade works in the area of Twelfth Avenue and Sixth Street.
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    Posted Monday, 8th February 2016 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise residents of the proposed road reconstruction, kerb and channel, and drainage upgrade works in the area of Twelfth Avenue and Sixth Street.

    Preliminary design plans of the proposed works will be available for viewing and public comment in the Council foyer and on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au until 5pm Monday 22 February, 2016.

    To view the preliminary design plans please use the link below:

    For any further queries regarding the proposed works, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Road - Culvert Work

    Hughes Road – Traffic Hazard

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Hughes Road will have speed restrictions in place due to a traffic hazard on a drainage structure approx. 1.2km from the intersection with the Bruce Highway.
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    Posted Monday, 8th February 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Hughes Road will have speed restrictions in place due to a traffic hazard on a drainage structure approx. 1.2km from the intersection with the Bruce Highway.

    Repairs to the drainage structure are scheduled to be undertaken on Tuesday 9th February 2016 to Friday 12th February 2016.

    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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    Burdekin Road – Emergency Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that emergency works will be undertaken on Burdekin Road at a collapsed culvert.
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    Posted Monday, 8th February 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that emergency works will be undertaken on Burdekin Road at a collapsed culvert.

    Burdekin Road will be closed to all traffic from First Street to Fourth Street, Home Hill from Monday 8th February 2016 to Tuesday 9th February 2016.

    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

    Toll Road – Road Reconstruction

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Toll Road on the western side of Sheep Station Creek on Monday 8th February, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 26th February, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Friday, 5th February 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Toll Road on the western side of Sheep Station Creek on Monday 8th February, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 26th February, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure 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.

  • Burdekin Shire Council Coat of Arms

    Burdekin’s future leaders sought

    The Burdekin Shire Council is seeking future farmers, business owners and entrepreneurs to join Burdekin Future Leaders Group (BFLG). BFLG member selection will be conducted annually via a nomination and interview process for interested participants. Applications to join BFLG close on February 12, 2016. To find out more about the program or to collect an application form please contact Economic Development Support Officer Rebecca Love on 4783 9800 or download the form from the website.
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    Posted Thursday, 4th February 2016 in Media Releases

    The Burdekin Shire Council is seeking future farmers, business owners and entrepreneurs to join Burdekin Future Leaders Group (BFLG).

    Burdekin Shire Council Economic Development Manager Adrian Scott said BFLG was the brainchild of the Burdekin Economic Development Strategic Advisory Group (EDSAG).

    “Its aim is to motivate, inspire and further develop the leadership skills of senior school students and to assist them to become the future leaders of the Burdekin Shire,” he said.

    “This free program allows students the opportunity to take part in a range of activities under the guidance of existing Burdekin leaders from a variety of industries.

    “They will be mentored by our EDSAG members who will prepare them to become active members of the local business community.

    “Council has provided information about BLFG to all the Burdekin secondary schools as it’s important that we retain talent here to ensure the continued success and future growth of the Shire.”

    Mr Scott said there would be no examinations for the program however participants were required to maintain a minimum attendance of 80 per cent across all program events.

    “Modules of study will include personal development in leadership, goal setting, public speaking and networking, key industries, current, future and emerging industry trends, industry field trips, work experience and presentations,” he said.

    “Participants will also work in groups with an assigned mentor to deliver a project concept at the conclusion of the program at the graduation ceremony.”

    Queensland Country Credit Union Branch Sales Manager North and Far North Queensland and EDSAG Committee Member Carmel Dal Ponte will be one of the mentors working with the participants this year.

    Ms Dal Ponte said BFLG was a wonderful opportunity for any young person to better understand the bigger picture and strategic directions of the Burdekin and surrounding regions.

    “The opportunity to be part of a program such as this can only enhance a young person’s knowledge and improve their development for future employment opportunities,” she said.

    “I have been involved in a number of similar programs throughout my career and know firsthand the benefits of being able to engage with key business people and the networking opportunities it creates for the future.

    “I would highly recommend this program to any young person looking to step outside their comfort zone and improve their future employment opportunities.”

    BFLG member selection will be conducted annually via a nomination and interview process for interested participants. Members will be required to attend a monthly meeting.

    Applications to join BFLG close on February 12, 2016.

    To find out more about the program or to collect an application form please contact Economic Development Support Officer Rebecca Love on 4783 9800 or download it here from Council’s website.

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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 16/05 – Plant Operator – Works

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Plant Operator within the Works section. Applications close on Friday, 12 February 2016.
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    Posted Thursday, 28th January 2016 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Plant Operator within the Works section.

    The Position
    The key responsibilities include:

    • Undertake components of the Department’s works programme, demonstrating an ability to make judgements on routine work conditions and processes, independent from senior staff and accepting responsibility for those judgements
    • Ensure the efficient use of materials, plant and labour including completion of plant defect reports as necessary

    The Person
    The successful applicant will possess the following attributes at a minimum:

    • Current licence or a certificate of competency for relevant machine
    • Demonstrated experience in operation of relevant machine during road construction activities
    • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision and in a team based environment
    • Proven ability to recognise and follow both verbal and written instructions
    • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a safe working environment
    • Current Class MR Drivers Licence

    The gross fortnightly wage for this position is $2,004.69 which includes Construction Allowance.

    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 16/05 – Plant Operator – Works 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 will close on Friday, 12 February 2016.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

    For further information please contact the Works Overseer, Mr. Robert Potter on (07) 4783 9930.

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.
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Current Road News

  • Burdekin Shire Council Coat of Arms

    Twelfth Avenue and Sixth Street – Proposed Road Reconstruction, Kerb and Channel, and Drainage Upgrade

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise residents of the proposed road reconstruction, kerb and channel, and drainage upgrade works in the area of Twelfth Avenue and Sixth Street.
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    Posted Monday, 8th February 2016 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise residents of the proposed road reconstruction, kerb and channel, and drainage upgrade works in the area of Twelfth Avenue and Sixth Street.

    Preliminary design plans of the proposed works will be available for viewing and public comment in the Council foyer and on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au until 5pm Monday 22 February, 2016.

    To view the preliminary design plans please use the link below:

    For any further queries regarding the proposed works, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Road - Culvert Work

    Hughes Road – Traffic Hazard

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Hughes Road will have speed restrictions in place due to a traffic hazard on a drainage structure approx. 1.2km from the intersection with the Bruce Highway.
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    Posted Monday, 8th February 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Hughes Road will have speed restrictions in place due to a traffic hazard on a drainage structure approx. 1.2km from the intersection with the Bruce Highway.

    Repairs to the drainage structure are scheduled to be undertaken on Tuesday 9th February 2016 to Friday 12th February 2016.

    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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    Burdekin Road – Emergency Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that emergency works will be undertaken on Burdekin Road at a collapsed culvert.
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    Posted Monday, 8th February 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that emergency works will be undertaken on Burdekin Road at a collapsed culvert.

    Burdekin Road will be closed to all traffic from First Street to Fourth Street, Home Hill from Monday 8th February 2016 to Tuesday 9th February 2016.

    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

    Toll Road – Road Reconstruction

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Toll Road on the western side of Sheep Station Creek on Monday 8th February, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 26th February, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Friday, 5th February 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Toll Road on the western side of Sheep Station Creek on Monday 8th February, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 26th February, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure 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.

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    Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closures

    As part of the Burdekin River Bridge Rehabilitation project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates
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    Posted Tuesday, 2nd February 2016 in Current Burdekin Bridge Closures, Current Road Conditions

    MAINTENANCE WORKS

    As part of the Burdekin River Bridge Rehabilitation project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates:

    • Thursday 28 January and Friday 29 January 2016
    • Tuesday 2 February 2016
    • Tuesday 9 February to Friday 12 February 2016
    • Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February 2016

    9.00am to 2.45pm (please note start and finish times)

    During this time, speed and width restrictions will be in place and the site will be under traffic control.  North and south bound road users should expect minor delays.

    To minimise disruptions, heavy vehicles operators with loads wider than three (3) metres must contact Michael Brennan on 0409 643 768 to advise of an anticipated time of arrival to allow for road barriers and other infrastructure to be cleared.  Failure to give advance warning will result in further delays.

    We apologise for any inconvenience and seek your cooperation during this program of works. If you have any queries in relation to this work, please contact Mrs Paula Paoletti on 1800 625 648.

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    Upper Haughton Road – Road Reconstruction

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Upper Haughton Road, from the Black and Whelan Road intersection for 790m, on Wednesday 13th January 2016, continuing until approximately Friday 26th February, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 7th January 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Upper Haughton Road, from the Black and Whelan Road intersection for 790m, on Wednesday 13th January 2016, continuing until approximately Friday 26th February, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under traffic control with reduce trafficable widths 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 - Widening Road

    Bruce Highway – Yellow Gin Creek

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads wishes to advise of changed traffic conditions to the Bruce Highway at Yellow Gin Creek, commencing Friday 13th November 2015.
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    Posted Friday, 13th November 2015 in Current Road Conditions

    BRUCE HIGHWAY

    YELLOW GIN CREEK PROJECT

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads wishes to advise of changed traffic conditions to the Bruce Highway at Yellow Gin Creek, commencing Friday 13th November 2015.

    The changes involve a temporary detour of traffic to a two-way sealed side track. For further information please download the attached flyer.

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads encourages all users to drive safely and observe signs and instructions during the works.

    For further information regarding the Yellow Gin Creek Project please contact 1800 625 648.

    Additional information is available using the following link:

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    Mackersie, Porter, Clayton and Cox Street

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage, kerbing and channelling and road reconstruction works will commence in Mackersie, Porter, Clayton and Cox Street, Ayr on Monday 2nd November 2015, continuing until approximately Friday 29th April, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 29th October 2015 in Current Road Conditions

    DRAINAGE, KERBING AND CHANNELLING

    AND ROAD RECONSTRUCTION

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage, kerbing and channelling and road reconstruction works will commence in Mackersie, Porter, Clayton and Cox Street, Ayr on Monday 2nd November 2015, continuing until approximately Friday 29th April, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure 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.

Current Water Information

  • Water Information

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

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    Level 1 Water Restrictions

    The Burdekin Shire Council introduced Level 1 Water Restrictions on 1 October 2015.
    From 1 November 2015, Council may begin issuing fines to residents not complying with the restrictions.
    For up-to-date information check the Council website or contact Customer Service on (07) 4783 9800.
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    Posted Thursday, 1st October 2015 in

    The Burdekin Shire Council introduced Level 1 Water Restrictions on 1 October 2015.

    From 1 November 2015, Council may begin issuing fines to residents not complying with the restrictions.

    What Level One Water Restrictions mean

    These restrictions apply to all residences with a Council-metered supply of water:

    • Only use sprinklers and irrigation systems between the hours of 4pm and 8am.
    • Residents may use hand-held hoses with trigger nozzles at any time.
    • Wash vehicles and windows with hose with trigger nozzle only.
    • No cleaning of paved areas with water.
    • Pools, ponds, fountains and tanks etc are still able to be filled.
    • Businesses are asked to voluntarily reduce operational usage of water and abide by the above restrictions.
    • If using bore water, it is suggested residents place a sign stating “Bore water in use” at the front of their residence to prevent any misunderstandings.

    For up to date information check the council website or contact Customer Service on (07) 4783 9800.

     

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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    Mixed breed – Surrendered – 08/02/2016

    Tan and black Female/Entire Mixed breed. Surrendered 08/02/2016 at . Date of exit - 11/02/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Monday, 8th February 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    08/02/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Mixed breed – Tan and black
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Female/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    11/02/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Mixed Breed – Surrendered – 08/02/2016

    Tan, white and black Male/Entire Mixed Breed. Surrendered 08/02/2016 at . Date of exit - 11/02/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Monday, 8th February 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    08/02/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Mixed Breed – Tan, white and black
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    11/02/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Boxer Cross – Left at Pound – 08/02/2016

    Brindle Female/Entire Boxer Cross. Left at Pound 08/02/2016 at . Date of exit - 11/02/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Monday, 8th February 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    08/02/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Boxer Cross – Brindle
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Female/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    11/02/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Wolfhound – Surrendered – 08/02/2016

    Fawn Male/Entire Wolfhound. Surrendered 08/02/2016 at . Date of exit - 11/02/2016. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
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    Posted Monday, 8th February 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    08/02/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Wolfhound – Fawn
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    11/02/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming
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    Labrador Cross – Left at Pound – 07/02/2016

    Tan Male/Entire Labrador Cross. Left at Pound 07/02/2016 at . Date of exit - 10/02/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Monday, 8th February 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    07/02/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Labrador Cross – Tan
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    10/02/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Bull Arab – Impounded Kirknie Road – 05/02/2016

    Brindle Female/Entire Bull Arab. Impounded 05/02/2016 at Kirknie Road . Date of exit - 10/02/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Friday, 5th February 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    05/02/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Bull Arab – Brindle
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
    Kirknie Road
     
    Sex
    Female/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    10/02/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming

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