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Lost and Impounded Animals

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Lost Animals

A current listing of lost animals is available on the Animal Aid website. Animals listed on this website are currently impounded at the Wellington Shire Council Pound and Animal Aid Shelter in Fulham.

Retrieving your Lost Animal

If your pet has been impounded, you must follow the steps listed below before your pet can be released:

  1. Advise the Wellington Shire Council Pound and Animal Aid Shelter that you are the owner of the animal ASAP on the contact details below.
  2. Ensure the animal is 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. Ensure the animal is registered.
  4. Pay the Release Penalty (see 'Pound Fees' below).
  5. Arrange a collection time with Wellington Shire Council Pound and Animal Aid Shelter.

Wellington Shire Council Pound and Animal Aid Shelter  

111 Hopkins Road, Fulham
Telephone: (03) 5144 5940
Email: aag@animalaid.org.au

Public Opening Hours
Weekdays: 11.00am - 4.00pm
Weekends/Public Holidays: 11.00am - 3.00pm

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Pound Fees

  • Release Penalty (Registered Cats and Dogs): $158.10 (First Impoundment)
  • Release Penalty (Registered Cats and Dogs): $188.70 (Subsequent Impoundment)
  • Release Penalty (Cats and Dogs Unregistered): $188.70
  • Release Penalty Small Cattle (Incl. sheep, goats and pigs): $80.00 for 1st animal, $43.00 per subsequent animal
  • Release Penalty Large Cattle (Incl. cattle and horses): $133.00 for 1st animal, $43.00 per subsequent animal
  • Sustenance fee, per day per animal - fee may be increased dependent on seasonal availability: $15.50 Small Livestock (Incl. Sheep, goats and pigs), $20.00 Large Livestock (Incl. Cattle and horses)

Adopting a Pet

If you wish to adopt an animal, please contact the Pound or visit the Animal Aid website.

All 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.

What to do if you have found a pet

If you have found a lost pet please contact Wellington Shire Council.

Council Officers will then arrange a suitable time to collect the animal.

About Lost Animals and Pets

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 be required for their retrieval. If you have lost an animal or pet, please contact the pound.

This page was last published on: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

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