Lost & found animals

If you lose or find an animal, you need to report it to Council on 03 5422 0333.

Found animals

Dogs and cats

If the dog or cat has no identification, a Ranger will check it for a microchip and if it is microchipped, this will improve its chances of not being impounded.  Owners may receive warnings or fines.  Animals that are not microchipped or registered will be impounded.

Livestock

If the owner of the livestock is not known, the animal/s will be impounded.  Owners may receive warnings or fines.

Lost animals – dogs, cats and livestock

If you lose an animal, contact us on 03 5422 0333.  The animal’s details and your contact details will be entered in our Lost & Found Register.  We will record details such as colour, gender, whether wearing a collar, microchipped, registered or tagged, as well as what type of animal it is.  We will also record your name, address and contact numbers.  These details help to identify the animal and get it back to you as quickly as possible if it is found.

If you think your dog or cat has been impounded by a Ranger, please contact us on 03 5422 0333.  If your pet is in the Council pound, we will make arrangements with you to release the animal. Council also uses the North Melbourne Lost Dogs Home and you should call 9329 2755 or visit Lost dogs to see if your dog is there. Woodend Veterinary Centre manages Council’s cat shelter.

Collection and fees

Dogs and cats

We do not release dogs or cats unless they are microchipped and registered.  If your pet is not microchipped, we will arrange for the animal to be microchipped before it is returned to you.  If your pet is not registered you will have to register the animal before we return it to you.

Dog and cat impound fees are as follows:

Impound Fee (per head)

Fee

Impound Fee

$70

Microchip Fee

$57.50

Boarding Fee (per day or part thereof)

$28

Please note that you are liable for any vet fees if your pet needs to be treated by a vet.  Warnings or fines may also apply.

See our Pet Registration page for registration fees.

Livestock

If you think your livestock has been impounded by a Ranger, please contact us on 03 5422 0333.  Once it has been decided that your livestock is in the pound, we will make arrangements to release the animal to you.

Livestock impound fees are as follows:

Impound Fees (per head)

Fee

Sheep/Goat/Alpaca

$48

Horse/Cattle

$98

Bull/Stallion

$163

Boarding Fees (per day or part thereof)

Sheep/Goat/Alpaca

$21

Horse/Cattle

$42

Bull/Stallion

$42

Please note that you are liable for transport fees and any vet fees if your livestock needs to be treated by a vet.  Warnings or fines may also apply.

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