Lost Animals

The Animal Management Centre is currently closed to the public in line with the Australian Government’s measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Modified services are continuing. To access services, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 22 55 77.

Surrender of animals is currently restricted. Customers are requested to retain their animals for the duration of the outbreak.

If your pet is currently impounded. Please contact the Animal Management Centre on 07 4936 8555 to make arrangements for release.

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 Management Centre. 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 Council's Animal Management Centre.

All impounded animals are held at the Animal Management Centre 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 Management Centre 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.