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Updated information July 2020 - Continuing temporary arrangements for the Tweed Pound

Council's Pound was closed to the public on Wednesday 25 September 2019.

This is to accommodate the expansion of the Waste and Resource Recovery Centre at Stotts Creek, with plans underway to construct a new, permanent, best practice Pound and Rehoming Centre for opening in 2022.

Temporary arrangements have been made to ensure our lost and impounded animals are kept safe and well cared for.

Pound temporary arrangements - July 2020

Pound relocation 25 September 2019 - mid 2022: Temporary boarding kennel

During this time, there is NO public access to the private boarding kennel. Pet owners wishing to retrieve their impounded animals must:

  1. Check if we have your pet - view impounded animals or call Council on (02) 6670 2400
  2. Pay any impounding fees - contact Council
  3. Wait up to 24 hours - a Council Ranger will return your pet directly to your home
    (make sure your pet's details are up-to-date on the NSW Pet Registry)

Council's Rangers would like to remind all dog and cat owners to register and microchip their pets.

Keeping animals is a big responsibility and roaming animals are at risk of being impounded, resulting in fines and holdings costs. View all of Council's Fees and Charges.

Council in partnership with Friends of the Pound aims to rehome as many animals as possible and will continue to work with other animal rescue organisations. For more information phone our friendly customer contact centre on (02) 6670 2400 or 1300 292 872.

It was previously anticipated that from mid 2020 Council would have commenced operations of a publicly accessible temporary Pound and Rehoming Centre on a leased private premises at Dulguigan, until a permanent pound was available in 2022.

However, due to the unexpected costs of upgrading a former boarding shelter structure, and a decision by the owner of the site not to sell the property to Council, it was considered more feasible for Council to extend the existing temporary private boarding facilities, and focus remaining resources on establishing a new permanent Council Pound and Rehoming Centre.

Consequently, Council has withdrawn DA20/0140 that had previously been lodged for the Dulguigan site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the current Pound have to be re-located?
Where does Friends of the Pound fit into these plans?
How will the new temporary impounding services affect you?
Further information about Pounds and Council's obligations
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