Lost Animals

If you have lost your animal, search our impounded animals register below.

All animals collected by our officers, or delivered to the pound are on this register, as we continually update the website throughout the day.

Phone 1300 367 700 for lost animal enquiries between 8.30am and 5.15pm Monday to Friday.

Adopt a pound animal

The lost animals below may be available for adoption eight days after the impounded date. 

Register your interest to adopt an animal or call us on 1300 367 700 for any questions about animal adoptions. Due to the volume of adoption requests received, you will only be contacted if your application is successful.

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.

Pound opening hours

The pound is open to the public Monday to Friday

  • 8.30am to 9.30am
  • 4pm to 5pm
  • or by appointment (excluding weekends or public holidays)

Weekends and public holidays

During closure periods animal management staff attend the pound daily to ensure the impounded animals are fed, comfortable, exercised and clean. If your pet is impounded during a closure period, and your pet requires medical treatment, or there are other urgent circumstances, phone 1300 367 700 at any time to arrange a time to meet with a member of our team at the pound. All other non-urgent release requests will be considered.

Pound address

Latrobe City Council Depot
Driffield Road, Morwell 

Releasing your animal

Your animal must be microchipped and registered to be released from the pound.

Payment

If your animal is microchipped, release fees can be paid by EFTPOS at the pound during pound opening hours or other times by arrangement.

Cash and EFTPOS payments can be made at one of our service centres or libraries before you attend the pound. Payment by cheque will not be accepted.

If your animal is not microchipped, phone 1300 367 700 to arrange a time for your animal to be released. Your animal cannot be released until it has been microchipped. 

To apply for the release of your animal

Visit the Animal Pound on Driffield Road, Morwell during pound opening hours, (EFTPOS payments only for pets already microchipped) or visit any service centre or library for cash and EFTPOS payments.

  1. Complete the Application for pound release

  2. Show your identification and the signed, completed form to a customer service officer.

  3. Pay the fee to release your animal
    All animals released from the pound must be registered and microchipped
    Cats must also be desexed (unless exempt, see Compulsory Desexing)
    If your animal is:

    • not registered, you must pay a registration fee with the release fee
    • not microchipped, you cannot collect your animal from the pound until it has been microchipped
    • not desexed:
      • cat owners must purchase a desexing voucher with the release fee
      • dog owners may purchase a desexing voucher with the release fee

    Microchipping will be arranged with Council’s contracted veterinarian after release fees have been paid in full and you will be notified when your animal is ready for collection.

    Please note that the fees paid for your release are only release fees for your animal, not an infringement.  After release, you should be aware that there may be infringements issued relating to breaches against the Domestic Animal Act, for example, failure to register and dog at large.


Impounded Animals

ID Number : 9575 Enlarge
Type : Cat
Breed : Domestic Short Hair
Colour : Ginger and White
Sex : Female
Date Impounded : Wednesday, 25 December 2019
Impounded From : Kelly Street MORWELL
Description : Available for Adoption - $220
ID Number : 9626 Enlarge
Type : Cat
Breed : Domestic Short Hair
Colour : Tabby/white
Sex : Male
Date Impounded : Wednesday, 25 December 2019
Impounded From : Lloyd Street Moe
Description : Available for Adoption - $220
ID Number : 9682 Enlarge
Type : Livestock
Breed : Goat
Colour : White/black
Sex : Female
Date Impounded : Friday, 13 December 2019
Impounded From : Traralgon West Road Maryvale
Description : PR97/SUS
ID Number : 9681 Enlarge
Type : Dog
Breed : Bull Mastiff Cross
Colour : Tan
Sex : Male
Date Impounded : Friday, 13 December 2019
Impounded From : Princes highway Traralgon
Description : PR115/MC/REG/SUS
ID Number : 9684 Enlarge
Type : Cat
Breed : Domestic Long Hair
Colour : Ginger
Sex : Male Desexed
Microchip Number : 956000010861884
Date Impounded : Friday, 13 December 2019
Impounded From : Winston Court Morwell
Description : PR123/SUS
ID Number : 9685 Enlarge
Type : Cat
Breed : Domestic Short Hair
Colour : Tabby/white
Sex : Female
Date Impounded : Friday, 13 December 2019
Impounded From : Hazelwood Road Morwell
Description : PR115/REG/SUS
ID Number : 9687 Enlarge
Type : Dog
Breed : German Short Haired Pointer Cross
Colour : Brown
Sex : Female
Date Impounded : Friday, 13 December 2019
Impounded From : Joseph Place Morwell
Description : PR115/REG/MC/SUS
ID Number : 9677 Enlarge
Type : Livestock
Breed : Chicken
Colour : Brown
Sex : Female
Date Impounded : Thursday, 12 December 2019
Impounded From : Graduation Place Churchill
Description : PR97/SUS
ID Number : 9678 Enlarge
Type : Cat
Breed : Domestic Short Hair
Colour : Black and white
Sex : Male Desexed
Microchip Number : 956000006569354
Date Impounded : Thursday, 12 December 2019
Impounded From : Thomas Street Traralgon
Description : PR115/REG/SUS
ID Number : 9666 Enlarge
Type : Cat
Breed : Domestic Long Hair
Colour : Tabby
Sex : Male
Date Impounded : Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Impounded From : Kerin Street Moe
Description : PR115/REG/MC/DSM/SUS

Compulsory desexing

All cats registered for the first time must be desexed, unless exempt (see Compulsory Desexing).

If your animal is not desexed you will be given a ‘Notice to Comply’ to produce proof:

  • your animal has been desexed, from the veterinary service; or
  • to state your animal is exempt from desexing.

This proof must be produced within 28 days of the date of release.

Pound release fees

You must pay all release fees prior to collecting your pet from the pound.

Pound release (registered)  $34
Pound release (unregistered) $115
Pound (subsequent*) $123
Sustenance $17 (per day)
Registration Pet Registration
Microchip $60
 Desexing male cat $115 (voucher) 
 Desexing male dog $205 (voucher)
 Desexing female cat $215 (voucher) 
 Desexing female dog $345 (voucher) 
 Vaccination  $75
 Vet check  $52

* Animal/pet has been impounded more than once