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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.

Impounded Pets

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

f you find a lost or stray animal, please call 1300 367 700

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 our service centres or libraries before you attend the pound.(EFTPOS only at Morwell Library).

Cheques will not be accepted for pound release of animals.

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. (EFTPOS only at Morwell Library)

  1. Attend Service Centre or Pound to arrange release of animal.
  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)

    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.

    • 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:
      • desexing of cats will be arranged prior to release from pound and a desexing charge added to the release fees

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)  $38
Pound release (unregistered) $124
Pound (subsequent*) $132
Sustenance $19 (per day)
Registration Pet Registration
Microchip $67
 Vaccination $90.50
 Vet check $65
Vet Report $127
Desexing male cat $130
 Desexing male dog $221
Desexing female cat $238
Desexing female dog $375

* Animal/pet has been impounded more than once

Impounded Animals

ID Number
16764
Type
Dog/Puppy
Breed
Great Dane X
Colour
Tan
Sex
Female
Microchip Number
956000004806951
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Cameron Street, Traralgon
Description
PR132/REG/SUS
ID Number
16763
Type
Cat/Kitten
Breed
Ragdoll
Colour
White/Black
Sex
Male Desexed
Microchip Number
956000005410901
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Princes Highway, Morwell
Description
PR124/SUS
ID Number
16761 & 16762
Type
Cat/Kitten
Breed
Domestic Medium Hair
Colour
Black
Sex
Male
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Hare Street, Morwell
Description
PR38/SUS
NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
ID Number
16755
Type
Dog/Puppy
Breed
American Staffordshire Terrier
Colour
Tan & White
Sex
Male
Microchip Number
956000013342223
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Spring Court, MORWELL
Description
PR124/REG/SUS
ID Number
16752
Type
Dog/Puppy
Breed
Bull Arab x Foxhound
Colour
Black
Sex
Female
Microchip Number
991001004567717
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Driffield Road, Morwell
Description
PR124/REG/SUS
ID Number
16748
Type
Cat/Kitten
Breed
Domestic Long Hair
Colour
Grey & White
Sex
Female
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Queen Street, MOE
Description
PR124/REG/MC/DSF/SUS
ID Number
16747
Type
Cat/Kitten
Breed
Domestic Short Hair
Colour
White & Tabby
Sex
Female
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Sherrin Street, Morwell
Description
TOO SMALL FOR ADOPTION
ID Number
16746
Type
Cat/Kitten
Breed
Domestic Short Hair
Colour
Tabby
Sex
Male
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Sherrin Street, Morwell
Description
TOO SMALL FOR ADOPTION
ID Number
16745
Type
Cat/Kitten
Breed
Domestic Short Hair
Colour
Ginger
Sex
Male
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Sherrin Street, Morwell
Description
TOO SMALL FOR ADOPTION
ID Number
16744
Type
Dog/Puppy
Breed
Australian Kelpie
Colour
Orange & White
Sex
Male
Microchip Number
953010100426221
Date Impounded
Impounded From
North Road, YALLOURN NORTH
Description
PR124/REG/SUS
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