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 report your missing animal so we are aware that it is missing.

Report a lost animal.

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.

Hours of operation for animal reclaims:

By appointment only

  •  Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 10am - 3pm (appointments subject to availability)
  • Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
  • Please call 5624 2411 to book an appointment

COVID-19 Restrictions

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a number of operational updates have been implemented at our municipal animal pound to ensure the safety of the community, staff and animals. 

Lost animals are still able to be collected from the pound by pet owners. Impound procedures have been updated to align with COVID-19 restriction requirements.

Stray and surrendered animals are still being accepted at the pound, by appointment only. COVID-19 hygiene practices, including the wearing of face masks and social distancing must be adhered to at all times during appointments.

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 animal 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

Has your lost animal been found? Let us know so we can update our register.

29 Result(s) Found

Mastiff x, Brown & White, 29 02 24 - D6948

Found on 29 February 2024

  • Council Reference Number : D6948
  • Location Found : Labertouche Road
  • Breed : Mastiff X
  • Colour : Brown & White
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as: Dog

DSH - Black & White, 29 02 24 - C2045

Found on 29 February 2024

  • Council Reference Number : C2045
  • Location Found : Contingent Street, Trafalgar
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Black & white
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as: Cat

DMH, White Tabby, 27.02.24- C2042

Found on 27 February 2024

  • Council Reference Number : C2042
  • Location Found : Normanby Street, Warragul, Orig Jindivick Neerim South Road
  • Breed : DMH
  • Colour : White & Tabby
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as: Cat

Robin - C2040

Found on 22 February 2024

  • Council Reference Number : C2040
  • Location Found : Princes Way, Longwarry North
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Black and White
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000016346382
  • Additional Info : Meet Sarge, a friendly and cuddly pet who's certain to bring plenty of joy into your home! With an enthusiastic persona and a zest for life, Sarge commands attention in the most charming way.
    Sarge's playful nature is infectious and watching him play will definitely make your day.
    He's waiting for his forever family, ready to fill your home with love, companionship, and lots of play!
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as: Cat

Batman - C2041

Found on 22 February 2024

  • Council Reference Number : C2041
  • Location Found : Princes Way, Longwarry North
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Black and White
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000016176678
  • Additional Info : Meet Blaze, a friendly and suave cat who effortlessly casts a warm glow wherever he roams.
    Despite all his lively energy, he also loves settling down into cuddles and smooches, always making his presence known by purring softly.
    If you’ve ever imagined having a lovable, playful, and cuddlesome friend to join your family, Blaze is here waiting to fill that role.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as: Cat

DSH, Black 21.02.24 C2033 with kittens C2034,C2035,C2036,C2037,C2038

Found on 20 February 2024

  • Council Reference Number : C2033, C2034, C2035, C2036, C2037, C2038
  • Location Found : Gibson Road, Trafalgar
  • Breed : Domestic short Hair
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as: Cat

DMH, Black, 17 02 24 - C2032

Found on 17 February 2024

  • Council Reference Number : C2032
  • Location Found : Contingent Street, Trafalgar
  • Breed : Domestic Medium Hair
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as: Cat

DSH, Black, 07 02 22 - C2022

Found on 07 February 2024

  • Council Reference Number : C2022
  • Location Found : Princes Way, Longwarry North
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as: Cat

Audrey

Found on 01 February 2024

  • Council Reference Number : C2011
  • Location Found : Stockman Way, Longwarry
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Ginger and White
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Additional Info : Meet Audrey!!!
    She is a sweet 18 month old girl looking for a loving new home.
    Having been a stray before and because of her shyness; she would be best suited to a quieter home where she can lapsit and smooch at her own pace!
    Audrey LOVES a pat, and once she warms up to you, she can be quite the chatterbox!!
    Have you got a place at home for this gorgeous young lady? Come and meet Audrey today!!
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as: Cat

DSH, Black & White, 29 01 24- C2010

Found on 29 January 2024

  • Council Reference Number : C2010
  • Location Found : Princes Way, Longwarry North
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Black & White
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as: Cat

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