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. IMP24/0118

Impounded on 13 June 2024

  • Location Found : Tweed Heads
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : tabby
  • Sex : Male
  • Microchip Number : NA
Found around Tweed Heads with collar. No Microchip found
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Impounded dogs

Reference No. IMP24/0122

Impounded on 18 June 2024

  • Location Found : Mooball
  • Breed : Cattle dog
  • Colour : Red
  • Sex : Male
  • Microchip Number : N/A
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Reference No. IMP24/0116

Impounded on 12 June 2024

  • Location Found : Terranora
  • Breed : Mixed
  • Colour : Brindle/salt & pepper
  • Sex : Male
  • Microchip Number : TBA
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Impounded small animals

No small animals are currently impounded.

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


Lost on 08 June 2024

  • Location lost : Cudgen
  • Breed : Domestic
  • Cross breed : No
  • Colour : Tortoiseshell
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 953010004745091
  • Phone : 0410 791 143
Rosey will probably hide in bushes/grassy areas.
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Lost on 29 May 2024

  • Location lost : Helensvale
  • Breed : Tabby/domestic
  • Cross breed : Yes
  • Colour : Dark tabby print - medium length fur
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : N/A
  • Phone : 0481 305 800
The next door neighbour works tweed. Rambo has jumped in their car before.
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Lost on 27 May 2024

  • Location lost : Banora Point
  • Breed : Ragdoll
  • Cross breed : Unknown
  • Colour : Black, white and brown
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : Unknown
  • Phone : 0447 591 679
He likes to hide in bushes. Black and white fur but looks brown in the sun. Very long whiskers.
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Lost on 15 May 2024

  • Location lost : Skyline Drive, Tweed Heads West
  • Breed : Domestic short hair
  • Cross breed : Unknown
  • Colour : Tabby/white
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0433 577 119
She is chipped by Currumbin Vet Clinic in 2014, but I don’t have her papers. Wearing collar and tag in photo when she went missing.
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Lost on 06 April 2024

  • Location lost : 11 Banora Hills Drive, Banora Point
  • Breed : Domestic short hair - Tabby
  • Cross breed : No
  • Colour : Tabby Light Grey with white paws and chest
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 991003001478775
  • Phone : 0412 833 837
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Lost on 02 April 2024

  • Location lost : Seaview Road, Banora Point East
  • Breed : Himalayan
  • Cross breed : No
  • Colour : White with chocolate points
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Microchip Number : 900032002912322
  • Phone : 0408 425 882
Indoor cat so she will be scared. Has very soft to no sound meow. Will not go to people. Got scared of a mower while having a little peak outside and ran around 9 am 2 April 2024.
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Lost on 21 March 2024

  • Location lost : Banora Point
  • Breed : Short hair domestic
  • Cross breed : Unknown
  • Colour : Ginger and white
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0417 523 124
He is a very friendly cat and loves pats from anyone.
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Lost dogs


Lost on 23 April 2024

  • Location lost : Australia Drive, Terranora
  • Breed : Red Cattle cross
  • Cross breed : Yes
  • Colour : Reddish brown with some white patches
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Phone : 0422 176 916
Very old dog, 15 years old with muscle atrophy. Looks very skinny.
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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.