RESIDENTS have expressed little faith in Southern Grampians Shire Council’s pound service, with pet-owners concerned that rangers failed to notify them or confirm that their animal had been found. When Barb Lewis discovered both family dogs, ‘Mia’ and ‘Jess’, were missing she went out looking for them until 11pm. Ms Lewis called the local laws after-hours number and was told her dogs were not being held by the shire; the next morning, at 10am, she called again and was told both dogs had been picked up the day before, in the afternoon. The Spectator reported on a similar case earlier this year and Ms Lewis said she had spoken to others who had been through the same ordeal. Local lows coordinator, Brian Urwin said the shire had four days to notify an owner that their pet was in confinement. Full report in today’s Spectator.