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, 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • Saturday 8.30am to 4pm (appointments subject to availability)
  • Closed Sundays
  • 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

9 Result(s) Found

Maltese Shih Tzu, Cream, 14 01 22 - N31950

Found on 14 January 2022

  • Council Reference Number : N31950
  • Location Found : Normanby St, Warragul
  • Breed : Maltese Shih Tzu
  • Colour : Cream
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Dog

Staffy x Tan 14 - 1 -22 N31863

Found on 14 January 2022

  • Council Reference Number : N31863
  • Location Found : Waterford Rise, Warragul
  • Breed : Staffy
  • Colour : Tan
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as : Dog

DLH, White, 04 01 22 - C1273

Found on 04 January 2022

  • Council Reference Number : C1273
  • Location Found : Bona Vista Rd, Warragul (orig. Brandy Creek Rd, Warragul)
  • Breed : DLH
  • Colour : White
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as : Cat

DMH, Ginger and White, 04 01 21 - C1272

Found on 04 January 2022

  • Council Reference Number : C1272
  • Location Found : Contingent St, Traf (Lilleys Rd, Narracan)
  • Breed : DMH
  • Colour : Ginger and White
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as : Cat

DSH, Silver Tabby, 31 12 21 - C1271

Found on 31 December 2021

  • Council Reference Number : C1271
  • Location Found : Princes Way, Longwarry Nth (Orig. Williamson St, Drouin)
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Silver Tabby
  • Sex : Male

Tagged as : Cat

DLH 30 - 12 - 21 C1266

Found on 30 December 2021

  • Council Reference Number : C1266
  • Location Found : Normanby Street Warragul Origin. Lawson Cres, Warragul
  • Breed : DLH
  • Colour : Torti
  • Sex : Female

Tagged as : Cat

Barney - C1237

Found on 14 December 2021

  • Council Reference Number : C1237
  • Location Found : Princes Way, Longwarry Nth
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000010831875
  • Additional Info : Meet Barney, a confident, and friendly cat in need of a new home!
    At 3 years of age, Barney is a lively, happy boy that would thrive in most households. Barney is good with kids, although like most cats can sometimes get a bit rough when playing. Barney was surrendered through no fault of his own, he is a cat that craves attention and would love a family with plenty of time to dedicate to him.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

Chestnut - C1210

Found on 27 November 2021

  • Council Reference Number : C1120
  • Location Found : Princes Way, Longwarry Nth
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Tabby
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000014635852
  • Additional Info : Are you looking for a charming, friendly, and confident cat to join your home? Then look no further! Chestnut is a delightful boy of approx 3 years. Chestnut absolutely loves attention, he was likely once a street cat but now is ready to settle into the easy life, and would love an owner who will absolutely shower him with love and affection (and maybe the occasional treat!)
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

'Kaida' - C1200

Found on 25 November 2021

  • Council Reference Number : C1200
  • Location Found : Normanby St, Warragul
  • Breed : Domestic Medium Hair
  • Colour : Calico
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 956000014636888
  • Additional Info : Kaida is an approx. 4 year old, adorable little girl in need of a loving forever home. Kaida is smoochy and sweet with people that she trusts, she's a nervous girl and needs an experienced owner who will let her come out of her shell at her own pace. She's still learning to trust humans so is in need of a quiet home with no small children. A feline companion may help her feel more comfortable.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as : Cat

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