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 Black 5 12 19

Found on 05 December 2019

  • Council Reference Number : C403
  • Location Found : WARRAGUL
  • Breed : Domestic Short hair
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as : Cat

DMH - Black and White - Male - 3.12.19

Found on 03 December 2019

  • Council Reference Number : C402
  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : DMH (Kitten)
  • Colour : Black and White
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as : Cat

DSH - Black - Female - 29.11.19

Found on 29 November 2019

  • Council Reference Number : C401
  • Location Found : Yarragon
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Cat

Domestic kittens, 29 11 2019

Found on 29 November 2019

  • Council Reference Number : C386 - C399
  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : Domesitc
  • Colour : Varied
  • Sex : Other

Tagged as : Cat

Prince

Found on 28 November 2019

  • Council Reference Number : H31989
  • Location Found : Princes Way, Longwarry North
  • Breed : Boxer X Staffy
  • Colour : Brindle and White
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000010834716
  • Additional Info : Meet playful Prince. Prince is a beautiful young dog(1Y 3M) looking for a forever home due to no fault of his own. Being young, he would benefit from ongoing obedience training to learn his manner. He would need a home where he is a part of the family and not left alone for long hours. He would be suited to a home with other dogs and cats and the previous owner stated he is good with children.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Dog

Daisy

Found on 26 November 2019

  • Council Reference Number : C384
  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Tabby
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000010834716
  • Additional Info : Hi I'm Daisy. I'm a friendly, quiet, sweet girl but as I am still only young (10 months old), I can be a little bit timid at times and would need a slow introduction to my new household and a space to call my own. Once I am comfortable in my environment, I am very affectionate and will reward you with lots of love and smooches. I wouldn't mind sharing my new house with cats, children or dogs.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

Mac

Found on 18 November 2019

  • Council Reference Number : C378
  • Location Found : Warragul
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Ginger and White
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000010522669
  • Additional Info : Marvellous Mac!! This stunning boy is roughly 1 year old and desperate for some humans to love. Extremely affectionate and smoochy Mac will become your best friend in no time. All around he is a very confident and happy cat who loves to play, he also doesn't seem to mind other cats and with slow introduction may be happy living with other felines.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

Scarlette

Found on 12 November 2019

  • Council Reference Number : C371
  • Location Found : Drouin
  • Breed : Domestic Medium Hair
  • Colour : Torbi
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000010523102
  • Additional Info : Scarlette is a gorgeous older girl, roughly 8-9 years old needing her forever home. She wants nothing more than to be near her humans getting lots of love and cuddles. She is a very people orientated and loves to have a chat/ tell you off when you don't give her enough attention. This girl may need some dental work in the near future but don't let that deter you from this truly special cat.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

Ronald

Found on 31 October 2019

  • Council Reference Number : C355
  • Location Found : WARRAGUL
  • Breed : Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour : Ginger
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000010522929
  • Additional Info : Ronald is a beautiful ginger ninja around 12 months old. This boy is extremely smoochy and loving and has a hilarious personality to match. He loves to have a chat and be close to his humans as much as possible. Due to his age he is still quite playful and would make a wonderful addition to most families
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

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