Lost and Impounded Pets

Reporting lost or missing animals and collecting impounded pets.

Lost Animals

All lost or missing animals should be reported to Lachlan Shire Council. All animals that are found roaming, or have been handed in to Council are transported to the Council’s Animal Shelter.

If you have found, seized or captured an animal, you must contact Council within 72 hours so that Council’s Ranger can come and collect the animal. Failure to notify Council within 72 hours is an offence under the Companion Animals Act 1998.

Animals that are microchipped are returned to the owner. If the owner cannot be contacted, Council will hold the animal for the legal period of 14 days, after which time the animal will be put up for adoption.

Animals that are not microchipped are held for seven days and if the animal is not collected and is suitable for re-homing, it will be microchipped and placed up for adoption.

Impounded Animals

You will need to make an appointment with Council’s Ranger to arrange the release of your animal from the Condobolin Animal Shelter.

Please note that all impounded animals must be microchipped and registered before release. 

You will need to provide suitable identification such as a Driver’s License and any other appropriate documentation for your animal, such as a sterilisation certificate or microchipping form, and pay the required fees prior to the release of your animal.


For further information contact Council’s Environment and Planning Department on 02 6895 1950.