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Black Domestic Medium Hair |  Male Cat

Found: Tuesday, 21 February. Area:  Sale

No ID Found

Available for Adoption

Grey Domestic Short Hair |  Female Cat

Found: Wednesday, 15 February. Area:  Sale

Available for Adoption

About Lost Animals

The Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires owners to ensure their cats and dogs are controlled when in public and contained when at home.

  • Wherever possible, stray animals collected by Council officers that are currently microchipped and registered will be returned to their owners if it is the first recorded instance of straying
  • Wherever possible, stray animals collected by Council officers that are currently microchipped and registered will be returned to their owners and a verbal or official warning issued on the second recorded instance of straying
  • Stray animals collected by a Council officer, with a recorded history of straying on more than two previous occasions will be taken to the Wellington Shire Council Pound and Animal Aid Shelter and an infringement notice may be issued to the owner. A release fee will also required for their retrieval. If you have lost an animal or pet, please contact the pound

Wellington Shire Council Pound and Animal Aid Shelter   
111 Hopkins Road, Fulham
Telephone: (03) 5144 5940
Open Mon-Fri: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Open Sat-Sun: 8.30am to 3.00pm    
Email: aag@animalaid.org.au
 

Before an animal can be released you must:

  1. Pay the animal release fee (see table below)
  2. Microchip animals which are not microchipped. If the animal needs to be microchipped there may be a delay in release until a vet is available to insert a microchip
  3. Register the animal if it is not registered

Please contact the pound before arranging to collect your animal. If you have found an animal and would like us to collect it, phone us on 1300 366 244.

 

 Pound Fees
Release Penalty (Registered Cats and Dogs) $155.00 (First Impoundment)
Release Penalty (Registered Cats and Dogs)  $185.00 (Subsequent Impoundment) 
Release Penalty (Cats and Dogs Unregistered)  $185.00
Release Penalty Small Cattle (Incl. sheep, goats and pigs) $75 for 1st animal, $40 per subsequent animal
Release Penalty Large Cattle (Incl. cattle and horses) $150 for 1st animal, $40 per subsequent animal

Sustenance fee, per day per animal - fee may be increased dependent on seasonal availability:

  • Small Livestock (Incl. sheep, goats and pigs) $14.00
  • Large Livestock (Incl. cattle and horses) $18.00

 

Animal Adoptions Register

If you wish to adopt an animal this may be done by contacting the pound or visiting the Animal Aid website. These animals have been temperament tested to ascertain if they are suitable for adoption.  All dogs and cats are vaccinated, de-sexed, microchipped and registered prior to adoption.