Impounded and lost pets

Can’t find your pet?

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.

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. IMP23/0021

Impounded on 03 February 2023

  • Location Found : Dry Dock Road, Tweed Heads South
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Tabby
  • Sex : Male
  • Microchip Number : N/A
Found Dry Dock Road, Tweed Heads South with no collar and no microchip.
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Reference No. IMP23/0022

Impounded on 03 February 2023

  • Location Found : Cudgen Road, Cudgen
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Grey, white tabby
  • Sex : Female
  • Microchip Number : N/A
Found Cudgen Road, but no collar or microchip
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Impounded dogs

Reference No. IMP23/0020

Impounded on 01 February 2023

  • Location Found : Wommin Bay Rd Chinderah
  • Breed : Great Dane x
  • Colour : Black
  • Sex : Male
  • Microchip Number : 991003001704230
found roaming Chinderah with no microchip or collar approx 5 month old Dane x
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Reference No. IMP22/0019

Impounded on 31 January 2023

  • Location Found : Banora Point
  • Breed : Bulldog x
  • Colour : tricolour
  • Sex : Female
  • Microchip Number : 991003001480006
Found roaming Banora Point female bulldog x microchip details out of 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

You can list your pet as missing further down on this page under "List your lost pet", as well as on the NSW Pet Registry. Alternatively, you can call 02 6670 2400 and choose the option for the Pound between 10am-4pm 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.

You can also view the cats and dogs reported as lost during the past 3 months.

Lost cats

Domestic cat - Black / dark chocolate brown

Lost on 05 January 2023

  • Location lost : Pottsville
  • Breed : Domestic
  • Cross breed : Unknown
  • Colour : Black / dark chocolate brown
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0481 226 836
Lost from creek end of Victoria Avenue, Pottsville.
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Ragdoll - dark face and blue eyes

Lost on 01 January 2023

  • Location lost : Coolangatta
  • Breed : Rag doll
  • Cross breed : No
  • Colour : Tan, with dark face and blue eyes
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0431 924 775
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Ragdoll - blue eyes

Lost on 30 December 2022

  • Location lost : Banora Point
  • Breed : Ragdoll
  • Colour : White
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0478 577 636
Has blue eyes, very nice.
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Short haired domestic cat

Lost on 25 December 2022

  • Location lost : Alva Street, Tweed Heads
  • Breed : Short haired domestic
  • Cross breed : Unknown
  • Colour : White and black
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 900141000150571
  • Phone : 0429 913 136
Lost from Alva Street. Timid but loving cat and best friend to an old dog.
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Lost on 10 December 2022

  • Location lost : Tweed Heads South
  • Breed : DSH
  • Cross breed : Yes
  • Colour : Black and white
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 991003001479767
  • Phone : 0414 818 715
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Lost dogs


Lost on 26 December 2022

  • Location lost : South Murwillumbah industrial estate
  • Breed : Staffy cross
  • Cross breed : Unknown
  • Colour : Brindle with white chest. Extra large size dog
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Unknown
  • Phone : 0405 463 438
BJ is wearing a chain with no tag. He went missing from the industrial estate at South Murwillumbah at 7:30 pm on 26 December 2022.

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).

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