Lost Animals

If Council finds your pet with any type of identification and/or registration tag, you will be contacted by a Council Officer from the Animal Pound Facilities. Pets often lose their collar/tag, so it is important to have your pet microchipped too. Remember to advise Council and the microchip registry if your contact details change so they can update your records.

Don't forget to notify Council of your lost pet as soon as possible. This information assists Pound Officers making a match if your pet is impounded without identification.

If the owner of the animal can be identified, Council will attempt to contact them and if they are available immediately, return the animal. If the owner is unknown, non contactable or not immediately available, the animal will be taken to one of Council's Pound Facilities.

All impounded animals are held at the Pound for a minimum of 3 days if the owner is not identifiable or 5 days if the owner is identifiable. After this time animals may be rehomed or euthanised. A register of the animals that have entered Council's Animal Pound Facilities is below.

Due to our close proximity with Livingstone Shire Council, if your lost pet is not listed here we also encourage you to contact their Council. You can check their lost pets page here.