Impounded and lost pets

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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 make sure your lost pet is returned to you is to microchip your pet and make sure your contact details are 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(PDF, 231KB).

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 below.

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.

New legislation, the Companion Animals Amendment (Rehoming Animals) Act 2022 now prescribes updated procedures that a Council must take when seeking to rehome a companion animal that has been seized or surrendered.

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

Reference No. IMP24/0052

Impounded on 28 February 2024

  • Location Found : Reynold Street, Murwillumbah
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : black and white
  • Sex : Female
  • Microchip Number : N/A
Found Reynold Street, Murwillumbah. No microchip and no collar
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Reference No. IMP24/0050

Impounded on 27 February 2024

  • Location Found : Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Ginger
  • Sex : Male
  • Microchip Number : N/A
Found roaming, no collar and no microchip
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Reference No. IMP24/0046

Impounded on 26 February 2024

  • Location Found : Boyd Bay Bridge Tweed Heads
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Tabby
  • Sex : Female
  • Microchip Number : NA
Found roaming with no collar or microchip
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Impounded dogs

Reference No. IMP24/0044

Impounded on 20 February 2024

  • Location Found : Reserve Creek Rd
  • Breed : Border collie x
  • Colour : Black/white
  • Sex : Female
  • Microchip Number : NA
found roaming with no microchip or collar
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Reference No. IMP24/0033

Impounded on 10 February 2024

  • Location Found : Kingfisher Circuit, KINGSCLIFF
  • Breed : Cattledog
  • Colour : Blue
  • Sex : Male
  • Microchip Number : 953010006659641
Microchipped but owner details are not up to date.
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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

Fill out our lost pet online form to include your missing pet's details on this page. You can also use the lost and found service on the NSW Pet Registry.

Alternatively, you can call 02 6670 2400 and choose the option for the Pound from 10 am to 4 pm, 7 days per week.

Make sure your contact details are current on the NSW Pet Registry so that you can be notified if your pet is found.

Expand the boxes below to view cats and dogs reported as lost during the past 3 months.

Lost cats

Ruby Ripple

Lost on 19 February 2024

  • Location lost : Market Parade, Terranora, NSW 2486
  • Breed : Tabby
  • Cross breed : No
  • Colour : Silver grey
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 982009102313893
  • Phone : 0403 894 014
Ruby is a friendly cat, slim build, pink collar and red tag with her name "Ruby Ripple".
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Tipsy

Lost on 13 February 2024

  • Location lost : Terranora
  • Breed : Ragdoll
  • Cross breed : Unknown
  • Colour : White
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0437 200 321
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Poppy

Lost on 29 December 2023

  • Location lost : Tweed Heads South
  • Breed : Short Hair Domestic
  • Cross breed : Unknown
  • Colour : Tortoiseshell with white chest and socks
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 900079000392113
  • Phone : 0400 689 877
Normally is wearing a purple collar with tracking attached, may have slipped collar since lost.
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Buster

Lost on 24 December 2023

  • Location lost : Tweed Heads South
  • Breed : Ragdoll
  • Cross breed : Yes
  • Colour : Blue
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0420 518 883
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Cupid

Lost on 20 December 2023

  • Location lost : Mariners Crescent, Banora Point
  • Breed : Domestic short hair
  • Cross breed : Unknown
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0405080363
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Shadow

Lost on 09 December 2023

  • Location lost : Bray Park
  • Breed : Domestic short hair
  • Cross breed : No
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 900079000111787
  • Phone : 0416 370 209
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Laurence

Lost on 07 December 2023

  • Location lost : Kingscliff
  • Breed : Tabby
  • Cross breed : Unknown
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0480 291 957
He has a scar on his nose left side.
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Lost dogs

Cassie

Lost on 28 February 2024

  • Location lost : Banora Point
  • Breed : Kelpie cross
  • Cross breed : Yes
  • Colour : Black and tan
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0431 593 836
Microchipped, older dog but energetic. Will come to her name. Wearing a black collar.
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Bagheera

Lost on 12 February 2024

  • Location lost : East Banora Point
  • Breed : Neapolitan Mastiff x Shepherd
  • Cross breed : Yes
  • Colour : Black and brindle
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0455 686 958
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Jett

Lost on 30 January 2024

  • Location lost : Terranora
  • Breed : Bull Terrier x Red Heeler
  • Cross breed : Yes
  • Colour : Brindle
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0411 435 891
Brindle with white paws, white patch on his belly.
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Salty

Lost on 09 January 2024

  • Location lost : Varsity Lakes
  • Breed : American Blue Staffy
  • Cross breed : No
  • Colour : Blue
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : No
  • Microchip Number : 956000016556932
  • Phone : 0407 945 240
She was a white tip on her tail - 6 months old
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Coco

Lost on 31 December 2023

  • Location lost : Limpinwood
  • Breed : Kelpie
  • Cross breed : Unknown
  • Colour : Red with grey chest and paws
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0439 013 851
Older kelpie, very grey in the face. No collar or microchip. Friendly but afraid of loud noise (mowers etc.).
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Susie

Lost on 25 December 2023

  • Location lost : Blundell Boulevard
  • Breed : Cavoodle
  • Cross breed : Yes
  • Colour : Red and white
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0409 740 155 or 0488 594 948
Very scared last seen @ KFC
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RJ

Lost on 18 December 2023

  • Location lost : Kingscliff beach
  • Breed : Bullmastiff X Sharpei x American Blue Staffy
  • Cross breed : Yes
  • Colour : Brown and white
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0499 614 034 or 0432 270 477
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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 (for example due to technical difficulties). 

Pets for adoption

To find out more about adopting a pet, head to the Friends of the Pound website or their Facebook page.