Events & Tourism

Glenfield Road Animal Shelter Open Day

Published: 10 Nov 2022 1:49pm

Visit the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter’s Open Day next week and you might meet your new best friend.

The family and pet friendly event will be held on Saturday 19 November from 10am to 4pm, giving visitors an opportunity to get up close to the animals currently available for adoption. There will be information stalls from a range of rescue groups, fun activities for the kids, a sausage sizzle and much more.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s Animal Welfare Supervisor Julie McPhail said the Open Day is perfect for those thinking it might be time to add a pet to their family.

“Visitors can take a tour of the shelter and discover the wonderful selection of dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes, ages, and breeds,” Ms McPhail said.

“Staff will be available to answer any questions, explain the adoption process, and take details to secure a pet should you find your perfect fur baby.

“For most people, adopting a shelter pet is a rewarding experience because it’s giving a new lease of life to an animal that has been given up or has gone through a tough time.

“However, it’s important not to rush your decision; you need to consider your lifestyle and take the time to get to know the animal a bit before making your choice.”

On the day, visitors can receive expert advice from Council’s professional animal rangers and rescue groups including RSPCA, SMART, Animal Welfare League NSW, Best Friends Pet Rescue and Fin, Furred N Feathered. Discounted microchipping for pets will also be offered.

“The shelter will be buzzing with activity,” Ms McPhail said.

“There will be something for everyone – dog training demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, a craft table to make pet toys, face painting, paw artwork, pet photography portraits, a mobile dog wash and even a lucky door prize.

“We really hope that people will come along, see how wonderful the animals are, and perhaps consider giving someone a new home.”

The Glenfield Road Animal Shelter is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide the very best care possible for lost and abandoned animals.

For more information about the shelter or adopting a pet, visit