Lost Animals & Animals for Adoption

This page contains information on what to do if you've lost a pet, how to keep your details up to date, what to do if you find a pet, information and application form for adopting an available animal, and a full register of lost animals currently held in our Municipal Animal Pound, including animals available for adoption.

Lost Animal Information

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.

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.

Animals for Adoption

Animal Adoption Fee
Dog

$300.00

Cat $180.00

All animals adopted from Baw Baw Shire Council are:

  • Desexed
  • Microchipped
  • Vaccinated
  • Wormed
  • Health checked
  • Registered with Council

Adopting an animal can be a rewarding experience and you should take the time to think about what kind of pet is right for you. If you see an animal you may be interested in, fill out the application questionnaire(DOCX, 70KB) and submit to Council via a Customer Service Centre or email and an officer will contact you.

If you would like more information about an animal available, you can contact the Compliance Team via email or on 5624 2411.

Some animals receive many applicants and response times may vary. Applicants are chosen on a ‘best fit’ basis for the animal and interested party, so that the animal gets the best home possible and you find the right pet for you.

Animal Register - Lost Animals and Animals for Adoption

If you have found your animal here, or would like to adopt one of the available animals(DOCX, 70KB), please contact the Community Compliance team on 5624 2411. 

20 Result(s) Found

DSH x 3, tabby and white (2), grey tabby (1)

Found on 13 July 2018

  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Tabby and white (2), grey tabby
  • Sex : Other

Tagged as : Cat

DSH, torbie

Found on 13 July 2018

  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Torbie
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Cat

DSH, black and white

Found on 13 July 2018

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

Tagged as : Cat

Kristmas

Found on 12 July 2018

  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : Bull Arab x
  • Colour : White and brindle
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Dog

Kelpie, tri, 11-07-18

Found on 11 July 2018

  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : Kelpie
  • Colour : Tri
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Dog

DSH, black and white

Found on 10 July 2018

  • Location Found : Willow Grove
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Black and white
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as : Cat

DSH, black and white

Found on 06 July 2018

  • Location Found : Yarragon South
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Black and white
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as : Cat

Heidi

Found on 06 July 2018

  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : Jack Russell Terrier
  • Colour : White and tan
  • Sex : Female
  • Microchip Number : 953010000405731
  • Additional Info : Heidi is a 3 year old Jack Russell, who is with her friend Nelson.
    Being Jack Russell's, Nelson and Heidi can be full of beans and may be too excitable to homes with young children. They have a coat that is easy to look after and require walks every day to keep them happy and healthy. Being clever dogs, consistent training will help them become model citizens.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Dog

Nelson

Found on 06 July 2018

  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : Jack Russell Terrier
  • Colour : White and tan
  • Sex : Male
  • Microchip Number : 956000004072655
  • Additional Info : Nelson is a 4 year old Jack Russell, who is with his friend Heidi.
    Being Jack Russell's, Nelson and Heidi can be full of beans and may be too excitable to homes with young children. They have a coat that is easy to look after and require walks every day to keep them happy and healthy. Being clever dogs, consistent training will help them become model citizens.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Dog

DLH, grey tabby

Found on 05 July 2018

  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : Domestic Long Hair
  • Colour : Grey tabby
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as : Cat

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