Lost, found and adoptions
Animals who have been impounded will appear on this list after they are impounded.
Processing times may vary, so you may wish to check back several times.
- Registered animals that are impounded will be kept for 5 working days.
- Unregistered animals that are impounded will be kept for 3 working days.
Council will hold the dog up to a maximum of 5 days pursuant to Isaac Regional Council’s Local Law No.2 (Animal Management) 2011(PDF, 6MB) after which ownership transfers to Council.
For information on getting your dog released and associated costs please see the bottom of this page.
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How do I release my dog from the Animal Management Centre?
If Council has impounded your animal please contact 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227), so arrangements can be made to reunite you and your pet. Alternatively, you can visit any of Council's Customer Service Centres and arrange for collection of the animal.
How much does it cost to release my dog?
Payment of the release (and registration if not already registered with the Isaac Regional Council) fees is to be received in full prior to the release of the animal. Please note if you have not released your animal within 5 days for registered animals or 3 days for unregistered animals from the date of impounding the dog will be processed in accordance with the Council's Local Laws and the Animal Management Act 2008.
Microchipping impounded dogs
If your dog is not already microchipped when it is impounded a requirement under the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008 you will be required to arrange for a Vet to microchip the dog before Council will release it to you.
You need to pay all Council fees – registration and impound fees first, then make an appointment at your vet at a time convenient to you, your vet and Council.
Council will deliver the dog to the vet and you can then take it home from there. Government photo ID will be required as proof of identity for the release of the animal.
Other arrangements can be made by request, but each is dependent on the nature of the request and available Council resources.