A NEW City of Parramatta social media group is set to help reunite lost pets with their loved ones quicker.
The Parra Pets Matta Facebook group will act as a central hub for lost and found pets in the Parramatta area.
The page will also allow pet owners to post details about their missing pets, such as photos and descriptions, enabling a larger group of residents to assist in finding them.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Pierre Esber said the new initiative will improve Council’s ability to return lost pets to their home.
“We understand the emotional distress and turmoil that comes with losing a beloved companion,” Cr Esber said.
“Last year alone Council returned 78 dogs directly home via our temporary animal holding facility at our Rydalmere Operations Centre.
“We are dedicated to animal welfare and our residents, and by leveraging the power of social media and community involvement, we can reunite lost pets with their families faster.
“I encourage all residents to join the Parra Pets Matta Facebook group and actively participate in this community-driven effort.”
To join the Parra Pets Matta Facebook group, visit: www.facebook.com/groups/parrapetsmatta