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Lost, found or impounded animals

If your animal is lost or you have found an animal, contact our rangers during business hours.

All impounded animals are kept at the Eurobodalla Animal Shelter. The shelter is managed by Council and is located on the corner of Shelley Road and Pollwombra Road, Moruya.

Access to the animal shelter is by appointment only. You can arrange to attend to pick up your lost pet or meet with one advertised for rehoming.

Please note that fees and charges apply to impounded and released animals to cover the costs of housing and feeding:

If your cat or dog is missing

Please notify our rangers as soon as possible. If your dog is a restricted dog or declared dangerous or menacing, you must let rangers know within 24 hours of noticing your dog has gone missing.

We can change the status of your cat or dog on the NSW Companion Animals Register to 'missing, which locks the microchip record until your pet is found or has returned home. This prevents someone else from claiming your pet and transferring ownership.

It is important to confirm your contact details are correct when reporting your missing pet to us, so we can contact you.

You should also contact local vets and animal welfare organisations to check if your pet has been found.

If your cat or dog has been found

Please notify rangers so they can update your pet's status on the NSW Companion Animals Register.

If you find a stray cat or dog

If you have found a roaming cat or dog that is wearing a collar and identification tag, try and contact the owners. If they're not wearing a collar and tag, contact our rangers.

Rangers will collect lost animals and scan for a microchip. They can then find the owner's contact details on the NSW Companion Animals Register or other relevant database. Rangers will contact the owner to reunite them with their pet.

Impounded animals

Impounded cats and dogs are kept at the animal shelter for 14 days if they are microchipped, and 7 days if they are not. This gives owners a chance to come forward and claim their pet.

Rehoming pets

If the animal has not been claimed, we will start the rehoming process. At times, we may need agencies such as NSW Animal Welfare League or RSPCA to help us find a suitable home.

We advertise all pets ready to be rehomed on our website and Facebook page.

We can help you

If you have any questions about a lost, found or impounded animal, please contact our rangers, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm: