Animals and Pets

All you need to know about owning a pet in Latrobe City.
Find your lost pet, adopt a pound animal, dangerous dogs and noise control and unleashed dog areas.

End of Year Operations

Impounded Pets

The pound is open for the release of impounded pets from 10am to 12noon on both Friday 27 December and Tuesday 31 December 2019 from Driffield Road, Morwell.

Outside of the advertised open days, we will meet your request for release if there are urgent circumstances.

Non-urgent release requests will be considered. Please call 1300 367 700.

Impounded pets may be viewed on Council’s impound register.

Lost or Stray Animals

If you find a lost or stray animal, please call the emergency after hours number 1300 367 700. Normal pound operating hours will resume Thursday 2 January 2020.

For injured wildlife, please contact Wildlife Victoria on 03 8400 7300.

Owners responsibilities

  • Dogs must not be allowed to wander outside the owner's premises. Your dog must be kept within an area which is securely fenced and be confined to the premises.
  • Dogs and cats must be microchipped to be registered in Latrobe.
  • Cats must be desexed to be registered in Latrobe (*Domestic Animal Act conditions and exemptions apply)
  • Registration tags must be attached to your cat or dog’s collar.
  • Dogs must be on a leash unless in a designated 'Off Leash' area.
  • Under the provisions of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, Council resolved that a Cat curfew will apply 9pm to 6am, seven days a week.

Fines apply.

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