Lost and Impounded Pets

Lost Animals

All lost or missing animals should be reported to Edward River Council. All animals that are found roaming or have been handed in to Council are transported to the Deniliquin Pound.

If you have found, seized or captured animal, you must contact Council within 72 hours so that Council’s Ranger can come and collect the animal. Failure to notify Council within 72 hours is an offence under the Companion Animals Act 1998.

Animals that are microchipped are returned to the owner. If the owner cannot be contacted, Council will hold the animal for the legal period of 14 days, after which time the animal will be put up for adoption.

Animals that are not microchipped are held for seven days and if the animal is not collected and is suitable for re-homing, it will be microchipped and placed up for adoption.

Impounded Animals

You will need to make an appointment with Council’s Ranger to arrange the release of your animal from the Deniliquin Pound.

Please note that all impounded animals must be microchipped and registered before released from the pound.

You will need to provide suitable identification such as a Driver’s License and any other appropriate documentation for your animal, such as a sterilisation certificate or microchipping form, and pay the required fees prior to the release of your animal.

Animals for Adoption

Council endeavours to re-home all suitable unwanted cats and dogs from the Deniliquin Pound. Our pound is a non-kill pound, and we pride ourselves on working with our community and local shelters to re-home all animals that come into our pound and are unclaimed.

All animals that are adopted will be microchipped. Adoption will be to approved families only.

Any person wishing to adopt an animal from the pound should contact Council’s Ranger to arrange an appointment during operating hours.

If you find that you are unable to continue to care for your cat and dog, you should make all attempts to re-home the animal.