Queensland Local Government Pounds and Rangers
Queensland Local Government Pounds and Rangers are located all across the state. Quite often when a pet has been picked up by someone it is taken to their local vet or pound. This could be quite a distance away from the pets home. That is why we here at Lost Pet Finders have made it extremely easy for you to contact these places and more with the click of your mouse. Some councils only allow a pet to be held for 3 days so if your pet is not micro-chipped of the chip has failed the you have to act quickly.
We can help.
Lost and found animals
Brisbane City Council maintains a register for lost and found animals in Brisbane.
To search for your pet you can:
- do an online animal search to see if your lost animal is at a Council animal shelter. If your animal is on the list, claim it as soon as possible. If your lost animal is not listed online you can still contact Council to register your details
- check with the animal shelters daily
- contact RSPCA and local vets
- contact Council
Reporting a lost pet
If you have lost your pet, contact Council and provide this information:
- your name and contact details
- your pet’s name
- your pet’s registration number
- a description of your pet
- where and when your pet was last seen
- your pet's microchip number (if applicable)
Sometimes animals can appear different in a photo to what they actually look like. If you cannot locate your pet or livestock via the website, you can visit the two animal shelters.
Registered animals, except livestock, are held for five days and may be put up for adoption or euthanased if unclaimed.
Unregistered animals are also held for five days and may be put up for adoption or euthanased if unclaimed.
Unclaimed livestock may be sold through an expression of interest process.
Reporting a found pet
If you have found someone’s pet or livestock, contact Council and provide this information:
- your name and contact details
- the registration tag number (if available)
- a description of the animal
- where and when it was found
- the microchip tag number (if available)
- Claiming your animal from a Council animal shelter
Stray animals are impounded in the animal shelters for at least five working days. If your animal is impounded you will need to pay an animal release fee.
You can claim your animal by:
- contacting the shelter and quoting the Animal ID number shown on the animal details screen
You will need to bring a form of identification to collect the animal. Council will not enter into any dispute over ownership of the animal should more than one person claim to be the owner.
When you collect your animal from the animal shelter, you:
- will need to pay fees to cover the time your animal has spent in the shelter
- will need to register your cat or dog (if not already registered)
- may be issued an infringement notice if the animal was found to be in breach of Council's local laws.
Excerpt from Brisbane City Council Website
You might also be interested in:
- LPF’s Top 10 Pet Finding Tips
- What to do with a found pet
- Microchips and Lost Pets
- Some important ANIMAL LEGISLATION in your state.
- Scam Watch
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- Searching for a lost dog
- Searching for a lost cat
- Searching for a lost bird
- Searching for a lost pet