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Can’t find your pet?

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We know that losing your pet or having your pet impounded can be a stressful time. We do everything we can to reunite lost pets with their owners.

Call us on 02 6670 2400 so we can check our records to see if your pet is listed.

If a pet is found wandering unleashed in a public place, Council rangers are authorised to take the animal to the pound (under the Companion Animals Act 1998).

If our rangers pick up a dog or cat with a microchip or a tag with an address or phone number, we will first try to contact the owner and return the pet directly.

The best way to ensure your lost pet is returned to you is to microchip your pet and make sure your contact details are kept up-to-date. By law all dogs and cats must be microchipped by the age of 12 weeks.

Learn more about your responsibilities as a pet owner.

Pets in the Pound

To find out about impounded animals, pay outstanding fees or arrange for your pet to be collected call us on 02 6670 2400 or view all cats and dogs currently impounded.

There is no public access to Council impounded animals at the temporary private boarding kennel, find out more about the Tweed Pound.

Animals picked up by Council rangers are kept at the pound for at least:

  • 14 days for microchipped animals
  • 7 days for animals not microchipped

If we cannot locate the owner during this time, suitably assessed animals are transferred to the Friends of the Pound for rehoming. Animals are not available for sale at the pound.

Impounded Cats
Impounded Dogs

Disclaimer: The listing of impounded pets on this page is provided as a community service by Tweed Shire Council. The page is normally updated each business day, however there may be times when information is not current (due to technical problems for example). Council provides no guarantee that the listing of impounded animals on this page is up-to-date.

Lost pets

If you have lost your pet call Council on 02 6670 2400 to lodge a report.

You can list your pet as missing on this page, as well as the NSW Pet Registry. Make sure your contact details are correct so you can be alerted if your pet is found.

View the cats and dogs registered as lost during the past 3 months:

Lost Cats
Lost Dogs

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is provided as a community service by Tweed Shire Council. This page is updated during the course of each working day, however there may be occasions when this information is not updated (eg due to technical problems).

Pets for adoption

See Friends of the Pound website and Facebook page

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