Great Lakes Council is the local impounding authority under the Companion Animals Act 1998 and may impound dogs and cats under certain circumstances. If you have found a stray dog, contact Council on 02 6591 7222. Council can collect the animal providing it has been restrained, when Council staff are available. Your local vet is not authorised to accept these animals.
What happens when my pet is impounded?
If your animal is identifiable (microchipped or has a tag with contact details) then Council will endeavour to contact you with notice that your animal has been impounded.
If Council cannot identify the animal, it will remain impounded for a minimum of 7 days to give the owner an opportunity to collect it.
If the animal is identified by Council, it is required to remain in Council custody for a period of 14 days, unless recovered by the owner.
Prior to any animal leaving the Pound, the prescribed fees including impounding, microchipping and registration (if applicable) will need to be paid.
The animal may be sold or destroyed if it is not claimed. All enquiries regarding impounding should be directed to Council's Animal Control Officer on 02 6591 7222.