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 (at any time), 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. Council collects contained dogs 24 hours a day. Officers will not attend a wandering dog outside of business hours.

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

9 Result(s) Found

DSH x 3

Found on 23 January 2020

  • Council Reference Number : C478, C479, C480
  • Location Found : Drouin (originally Lakes Entrance)
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Tabby, tortoiseshell
  • Sex : Other

Tagged as : Cat

DMH, grey

Found on 21 January 2020

  • Council Reference Number : C473
  • Location Found : Drouin (originally Longwarry)
  • Breed : Domestic Medium Hair
  • Colour : Grey
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Cat

Great Dane x Bull Mastiff - Brindle - 17.01.20

Found on 17 January 2020

  • Council Reference Number : I31976
  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : Bull Mastiff x Great Dane
  • Colour : Brindle
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as : Dog

DSH, Grey Tabby, 17 01 2020

Found on 17 January 2020

  • Council Reference Number : C470
  • Location Found : Longwarry
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Grey Tabby
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as : Cat

Pumpkin

Found on 16 January 2020

  • Council Reference Number : C469
  • Location Found : Drouin (originally Trafalgar)
  • Breed : DMH
  • Colour : Torbie
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000012179490
  • Additional Info : This is Pumpkin, a 1 year old cat that is looking for a new home. Pumpkin is a very friendly young girl and would love a home where she can relax and sit on her owners lap in front of the TV. Pumpkin is a gentle and loving cat and would be a beautiful addition to any home. If you are interested in meeting Pumpkin, please fill out an enquiry with her reference number.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

Peanut

Found on 16 January 2020

  • Council Reference Number : C468
  • Location Found : Drouin (originally Noojee)
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000012142728
  • Additional Info : Meet crazy little Peanut. This gorgeous boy is roughly 2 months old and searching for a family to call his own! A very confident, happy and playful kitten who will fit into most households very easily. He is very intrigued by other cats and will likely live very peacefully with one (if they can keep up with him). He's such a smoochy boy and just wants to show everyone how much love he has to give!
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

Jerry

Found on 13 January 2020

  • Council Reference Number : C463
  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : Domestic Medium Hair
  • Colour : Grey and white
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000012196756
  • Additional Info : Meet Jerry, a loving and quiet boy looking for his new home. Jerry is the perfect pet for someone looking for a quiet and relaxed cat that is happy to just sit in your lap and receive affection. Jerry can be a little bit timid at first but once he has warmed up he is super smoochy. If you would like to meet Jerry, please fill out an enquiry with his reference number.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

Bean

Found on 10 January 2020

  • Council Reference Number : C459
  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000012196142
  • Additional Info : Hi I'm Bean and I'm about 1 years old. I am searching for my new furever home where I can be treated like the queen. I am a quiet, clean girl who enjoys or cuddling up with you. I would be best suited to a quieter household as I can become a little overwhelmed with the big world and all it's noises sometimes. Come meet me so I can show you how much love I have to offer my new family.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

Sushi

Found on 30 December 2019

  • Council Reference Number : C438
  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : White and Black
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000012183522
  • Additional Info : Hi I’m Sushi. I’m a sweet friendly kitten around 6 months of age. As I am still young, I can be a little bit unsure of fast movements at times so I would need my new owners to give me time to settle into the house environment. Once I do, I am very playful and affectionate. Once I burn off all my energy, I will come looking for cuddles. If you would like to meet me, please fill out an application.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

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