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Pets add another dimension to our lives bringing constant companionship, friendship and unquestioned loyalty and trust.
It is mandatory under the Companion Animals Act that pet owners ensure their cats and dogs are microchipped for identification and registered with their local Council. Failing to micro-chip or register a pet can result in a penalty. Animal owners are fully responsible to ensure pets are healthy, safe and do not create a nuisance in their neighbourhood.
Stray animals are impounded in the Leeton Shire Council Animal Pound.
If your animal is impounded you will need to pay an animal release fee.
Council maintains a register for lost and found animals in the Shire.
The National Animal Rescue Groups of Australia (NARGA) Pound Release Fund has been created to assist eligible owners to reclaim their pets from pounds.
If you require assistance with the financial cost associated with releasing your pet please visit the NARGA website by clicking here
If you have lost your pet, contact Council and provide this information:
your name and contact details
your pet’s name
your pet’s registration number
a description of your pet
where and when your pet was last seen
your pet's microchip number (if applicable)
If you have found someone’s pet or livestock, contact Council and provide this information:
your name and contact details
the registration tag number (if available)
a description of the animal
where and when it was found
the microchip tag number (if available)
To contact Council click here or phone one of our Rangers on 0417 259 422.
Microchipped animals are kept for a minimum of 14 days and non-microchipped animals for a minimum of 7 days and may be put up for adoption or euthanized if unclaimed.
Unclaimed livestock are held for a minimum of 7 days and may be sold through an expression of interest or auction process.
You can claim your animal by:
Contacting Council and;
Bringing a form of identification to collect the animal.
Council will not enter into any dispute over ownership of the animal should more than one person claim to be the owner.
When you collect your animal from the impounding facility, you will need to:
pay fees to cover the time your animal has spent in the shelter
register your cat or dog (if not already registered)
Note: Be aware that you may be issued an infringement notice if the animal was found to be in breach of Council's local laws.
The current impound release fee is $32.00.
Leeton Shire Council carries out subsidised mirco chipping all year round. The cost is $28.00 for one animal and $20.00 for two or more animals.
Council may from time to time have animals for adoption. In the majority of cases, these will be dogs.
Leeton Shire Council does not charge any fee for the purchase of an animal but before adoption dogs must be microchipped and registered in accordance with the fee structure listed above. For further information, please contact Council’s Ranger Services team on 0417 259 422.
Ranger: 0417 259 422
Parks: 0428 970 143
Roads: 0407 468 214
Water/Sewerage: 0428 268 679