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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

If you find a lost or stray animal, please call the emergency after hours number 1300 367 700. Normal pound operating hours will resume Tuesday 4 January 2022.

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. Payment by cheque will not be accepted and Morwell library does not accept cash payment..

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)  $36
Pound release (unregistered) $119
Pound (subsequent*) $127
Sustenance $18.50 (per day)
Registration Pet Registration
Microchip $64
 Vaccination $87
 Vet check $62
Vet Report $122
Desexing male cat $125
 Desexing male dog $212
Desexing female cat $229
Desexing female dog $360

* Animal/pet has been impounded more than once

Impounded Animals

ID Number
14938
Type
Cat/Kitten
Breed
Domestic Short Hair
Colour
Grey and White
Sex
Male Desexed
Microchip Number
956000005812832
Description
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION - $176
ID Number
14974
Type
Cat/Kitten
Breed
Domestic Short Hair
Colour
Grey
Sex
Male Desexed
Date Impounded
Impounded From
O'Haras Rd, HAZELWOOD
Description
PR 119/REG/MC/SUS
ID Number
14969
Type
Dog/Puppy
Breed
German Shepherd
Colour
Tan/Black
Sex
Male
Microchip Number
956000005794991
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Lincoln Street, MOE
Description
PR119/REG/SUS
ID Number
14965
Type
Dog/Puppy
Breed
Staffordshire Terrier
Colour
Blue
Sex
Male Desexed
Microchip Number
981000300694404
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Green St, MORWELL
Description
PR 119/REG/SUS
ID Number
14963
Type
Cat/Kitten
Breed
Domestic Long Hair
Colour
Black White
Sex
Male
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Lloyd Street, MOE
Description
PR119/REG/DSM/MC/SUS
ID Number
14958
Type
Dog/Puppy
Breed
Staffordshire Terrier Cross
Colour
Tri Coloured
Sex
Female
Date Impounded
Impounded From
Driffield Road, MORWELL
Description
PR119/REG/MC/SUS
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