Happy Paws Haven animal shelter owner Sally Rogers has gone back to the Land and Environment Court to ask for a further six to eight week extension on court-ordered requirements.
Happy Paws Haven animal shelter owner Sally Rogers has gone back to the Land and Environment Court to ask for a further six to eight week extension on court-ordered requirements.

Mice plague forces Happy Paws to seek extension

LITTLE rodents have caused a big problem for Happy Paws Haven.

The problem is so big that owner of the Eatonsville animal shelter Sally Rogers has gone back to the Land and Environment Court to ask for a further six to eight week extension on court-ordered requirements to improve record-keeping, cut dog numbers and reduce noise at the property.

All requirements were due to be completed today.

If granted, it will be the second extension Happy Paws has received, despite opposition from the Clarence Valley Council, since failing to meet its first court-imposed deadline in May.

The no-kill shelter was given an extra three months to minimise noise and improve shelter materials.

Ms Rogers said they would have made the final deadline if "mice-like creatures" hadn't destroyed acoustic insulation batts, recently installed in each of the 12 kennels. She said they were in the process of replacing them with rodent-resistant materials.

The extension hearing is due in court on Wednesday.



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