Impounded Pets

Animal Pound

Any dog or cat that is impounded must be microchipped and registered for life under the Companion Animals Act, 1998 before it can be released from Council's pound.

The pound is located at Mulgrave Road, McGraths Hill and is open to the public during the following hours:

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday 

9:00am - 12:30pm

2:00pm - 4:30pm

Saturday

9:30am - 11:30am

Sunday

7:00am - 9:00am

Animal releases up to half-an-hour before closing.

For more information contact: +61 2 4560 4644

 


 

Siezed dogs held by residents

A person who impounds or captures a dog under the act must contact Council on +61 2 9843 0555. An Animal Control Officer will come and collect the dog. Any person who seizes a dog and does not notify Council is guilty of failure to take a seized dog to the owner or Council pound

If you find a dog it is your responsibility to notify Council and attempt to locate the owner of the dog. 

 


 

Collecting an Impounded Dog or Cat

If an impounded dog or cat is microchipped Council will notify the owners and/or house the dog at the pound for a minimum of 14 days. If the dog or cat is not microchipped Council will house the dog or cat for a minimum of 7 days. After this period the dog or cat will either be sold or destroyed. All dogs and cats must be microchipped and lifetime registered before released from the pound.

Please contact Hawkesbury Animal Shelter on +61 2 4560 4644 to enquire about the cost of retrieving impounded animals from the shelter.