Lost Animals

Council maintains a lost animal register to help owners find their pets and ensure their prompt return. Please note, this page is updated frequently, but if you do not see your pet make sure you contact Council on 5624 2411 to leave a lost report.

Click here to view all lost animals currently being held at the Municipal Animal Pound.

If you are looking to adopt a pet, please see animal adoptions information.

What to do if you have lost a pet

  • Contact Council and local vet clinics. Pets can be dropped off to vet clinics, or collected by a Council officer. Make sure you contact regularly until you find your pet, as you should not rely only on receiving a call back. Leave a lost report with as much detail as possible. Council can be called after hours on 5624 2411 and a lost report can be left – an officer will return your call during business hours.
  • Do a door knock. Make sure you look around the neighbourhood, but don’t forget to speak to neighbours, as they may have seen your pet or can keep an eye out for them. Sometimes scared cats will hide out in neighbour’s sheds or garages, so it’s important to ask people to check for you to make sure they are not hiding out.
  • Put up posters or do a mail box drop. Mail box drops are a good idea, in case no one is home when you do a door knock. Putting a photo of your pet on the poster will also help people identify your pet if they find it.
  • Check social media. There are many sites on social media, such as community or lost pet pages, that allow people to post about lost or found pets. Make sure you check frequently and make a post with a recent photo of your pet. If you do not have social media, ask someone who does to do this for you.
  • Update your details. The most important thing when reuniting an owner and pet is that their details are up to date. Make sure you update your pets microchip and Council registration when you change address, phone numbers or when you buy a new pet.

Keeping your details up to date

Every dog and cat is required to be microchipped by law, unless exempt. Councils, vet clinics and other similar agencies have access to microchip registries and can access your details should your pet be collected. It is important to make sure that your pet is microchipped in your name, to the correct address and with current contact numbers (you can also include your email address). If you are not sure what registry your pet’s microchip is listed on, visit petaddress.com.au and enter their microchip number into the search box.

Details can be found on microchip registry websites about how to update your pet’s microchip.

All dogs and cats over the age of 3 months are required to be registered with Council. For more information, visit our dogs or cats page.

What to do if you find a pet

If you find a stray dog within Council business hours, call 5624 2411 and an officer will arrange its collection. Council have access to many resources and offer the best chance at reuniting a pet with its owner.

If you find a stray dog outside of Council business hours, call 5624 2411 to report the animal. Council may have a lost report already and if so, will be able to pass on your details with your permission to reunite the pet. If you cannot hold onto the dog, take it to a local vet clinic.

If you find a stray cat, please hire a cat cage from one of the Council Customer Service Centres. Council will not accept cats in personal cages and possum traps are strictly prohibited as they can cause injury to the cat. Once the cat is caught, please return the cat and cage to a Council Customer Service Centre.

If you have found your animal here please contact the Community Compliance team on 5624 2411. 

Lost Animals Register

11 Result(s) Found

Staffy, brindle and white, 24-09-18

Found on 24 September 2018

  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : Staffy
  • Colour : Brindle and white
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Dog

DLH, tabby and white, 24-09-18

Found on 24 September 2018

  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : Domestic Long Hair
  • Colour : Tabby and white
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Cat

Domestic Medium Hair, tabby

Found on 22 September 2018

  • Council Reference Number : c12
  • Location Found : Neerim North
  • Breed : Domestic Medium Hair
  • Colour : Tabby
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Cat

Elly

Found on 20 September 2018

  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : Beagle cross
  • Colour : brindle and white
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Dog

Domestic Short Hair, Black and white

Found on 17 September 2018

  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Black and white

Tagged as : Cat

Domestic Short Hair

Found on 17 September 2018

  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Black and white
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Cat

German Shepard, Black

Found on 07 September 2018

  • Location Found : Athlone
  • Breed : GSD
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Dog

Pearl

Found on 03 September 2018

  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : Kelpie
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Female
  • Microchip Number : 956000005679682
  • Additional Info : Pearl is a 5 month old Kelpie puppy who is full of beans! Pearl is an active breed and will need someone willing to give her lots of exercise, provide her plenty of activities and tolerate the odd chewed shoe!
    Obedience training is a must! Pearl is a happy, friendly, smiley puppy!
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Dog

Darren

Found on 27 August 2018

  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : Domestic Long Hair
  • Colour : Grey
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000010251056
  • Additional Info : Darren is a young cat who is incredibly loving and sweet. He enjoys the company of other friendly animals and is especially affectionate with people!
    Darren has long fur and loves a brush every now and then. Come meet him today!
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

Felicia

Found on 24 August 2018

  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : Pointer x Bull Arab
  • Colour : White and black
  • Sex : Female
  • Microchip Number : 978101081846454
  • Additional Info : Felicia is a 11 month old girl, who is cheeky and sweet, and loves to play with people and other dogs.
    Felicia has previously lived with cats and may get along with another calm cat. She would be best suited to a home without young children.Felicia requires an active home where she will be given a lot of mental and physical stimulation, as without this she will likely try to escape her yard.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Dog

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