Lost and Found Animals

 

Council maintains a register for lost and found animals in the Shire.  

To search for your pet you can:

contact Council to see if your lost animal is at the Council pound. If your animal is lost, claim it as soon as possible.

  • if not found, register your details with Council
  • check with animal shelters daily
  • contact RSPCA and local vets
  • check our Facebook page daily

Reporting a lost pet

If you have lost your pet, contact Council and provide this information:

  • your name and contact details
  • your pet’s name
  • a description of your pet
  • your pet's microchip number (if applicable) 
  • where and when your pet was last seen
Sometimes animals can appear different in a photo to what they actually look like.

Microshipped and Registered animals, except livestock, are held for fourteen days and may be put up for adoption or euthanased if unclaimed.

Non-Microchipped Unregistered animals are also held for seven days and may be put up for adoption or euthanased if unclaimed.

Unclaimed livestock may be sold through an expression of interest process.

Reporting a found pet

If you have found someone’s pet or livestock, contact Council and provide this information:
  • your name and contact details  
  • a description of the animal
  • where and when it was found
  • the microchip tag number (if available)
Claiming your animal from a Council animal shelter

Stray animals are impounded in the animal shelter for at least five working days. If your animal is impounded you will need to pay an animal release fee.

You can claim your animal by contacting council. Ensure you bring a form of identification to collect the animal. Council will not enter into any dispute over ownership of the animal should more than one person claim to be the owner.

When you collect your animal from the animal shelter, you:
  • will need to pay fees to cover the time your animal has spent in the shelter
  • will need to microchip and register your cat or dog (if not already registered) 
  • you may be issued an infringement notice if the animal was found to be in breach of the Companion Animals Act 1998 No 87

Animal shelter fees

Contact Council regarding Fees and Charges prior to collection

Caution : If you dog is impounded on multiple occasions Council may issue the  appropriate penalty in relation to the dog escaping or being in a public place unattended

   

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last modified: 28 Jul 2016

Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104
Email: council@blayney.nsw.gov.au

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Monday to Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm

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