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Christmas and New Year opening hours

December 15, 2016

If you’re looking to adopt a dog or cat, have lost or found a pet, or need to make an appointment at our veterinary clinic, be sure to check our opening hours before you visit us this festive season.

Saturday 24 December – Christmas Eve

North Melbourne shelter (Lost & found) 9.00am – 1.00pm
North Melbourne shelter (Adoptions) 9.00am – 1.00pm
Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic 9.00am – 1.00pm
Cranbourne shelter 9.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday 25 December – Christmas Day

North Melbourne shelter (Lost & found) Closed
North Melbourne shelter (Adoptions) Closed
Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic Closed
Cranbourne shelter Closed

Monday 26 December – Boxing Day

North Melbourne shelter (Lost & found) 9.00am – 12.30pm
North Melbourne shelter (Adoptions) Closed
Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic Closed
Cranbourne shelter 9.00am – 1.00pm

Tuesday 27 December – public holiday

North Melbourne shelter (Lost & found) 9.00am – 12.30pm
North Melbourne shelter (Adoptions) 9.00am – 12.30pm
Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic 9.00am – 1.00pm
Cranbourne shelter 9.00am – 1.00pm

Saturday 31 December – New Year’s Eve

North Melbourne shelter (Lost & found) 9.00am – 1.00pm
North Melbourne shelter (Adoptions) 9.00am – 1.00pm
Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic 9.00am – 1.00pm
Cranbourne shelter 9.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday 1 January – New Year’s Day

North Melbourne shelter (Lost & found) 9.00am – 12.30pm
North Melbourne shelter (Adoptions) Closed
Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic Closed
Cranbourne shelter 9.00am – 1.00pm

Monday 2 January – public holiday

North Melbourne shelter (Lost & found) 9.00am – 12.30pm
North Melbourne shelter (Adoptions) 9.00am – 12.30pm
Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic Closed
Cranbourne shelter 9.00am – 1.00pm

National Pet Register

National Pet Register will be operating its lost pet recovery service over the Christmas and New Year season. We appreciate your patience during this busy time while we work at reuniting lost pets with their owners. If your enquiry relates to a lost or found pet, please contact us on 1300 734 738 at any time. If your enquiry is not urgent, you may prefer to get in touch with us before 10pm on Saturday 24 December (Christmas Eve) or from 8am on Monday 26 December (Boxing Day) when your enquiry can be dealt with promptly.

Opening hours for all other days can be found here. On behalf of all of us here at the Home, we wish you and your pets a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!