Local Government Pounds and Rangers in South Australia

 

IMPORTANT ANIMAL LEGISLATION SA (last edit 16.10.2016)

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63—Destruction or disposal of seized dog
(1) If—
(a) a dog found wandering at large and detained under this Division is not
claimed by a person entitled to the return of the dog within 72 hours from
when notice of its detention was last given under this Division; or
(b) a person in whose name a dog detained under this Division is registered
declines to take possession of the dog; or
(c) money due in relation to a dog detained under this Division is not paid within
7 days after a request for payment,
the person responsible for the dog while detained under this Division may cause the
dog to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of.


(2) If a dog is disposed of under subsection (1) by sale, the proceeds of the sale are the
property of the operator of the facility at which the dog had been detained.


(3) The operator of a facility at which a dog is detained under this Division may cause the
dog to be destroyed—
(a) if satisfied on reasonable grounds—
(i) that the dog is suffering from injury, disease or sickness to the extent
that it is impracticable to maintain the dog; or
(ii) that the dog is suffering from a serious contagious or infectious
disease or sickness; and
(b) —
(i) the destruction is authorised in writing by a registered veterinary
surgeon or stock inspector; or
(ii) that neither a registered veterinary surgeon nor a stock inspector is
reasonably available and that urgent action is required in the
circumstances.


(4) If a dog is destroyed under subsection (3), the operator of the facility must take
reasonable steps to inform a person who owns or is responsible for the control of the
dog.

76—Other areas
A person may lawfully seize, detain, destroy or otherwise dispose of an unidentified cat in any of the following circumstances:


(a) if the person is a cat management officer and the cat is found in an area in respect of which the officer is authorised to exercise powers under this Part or is delivered to the officer by another person;


(b) if the person is a Crown lands ranger or a district council ranger under the Crown Lands Act 1929 and the cat is found in an area in respect of which the ranger is authorised to exercise powers under that Act;


(c) if the person is an authorised officer under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 and—
     (i) the cat is found by a State authorised officer under that Act; or
     (ii) the cat is found by a regional authorised officer under that Act in the region in which the regional authorised officer is authorised to act under that Act;


(d) if the person is an inspector under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985 and the cat is found while the person is acting in the ordinary course of his or her duties under that Act;


(e) if the person seizes the cat and delivers it, within 12 hours, to—
     (i) a registered veterinary surgeon; or
     (ii) a cat management officer; or
     (iii) a facility for the care of cats operated by—
               (A) the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (South Australia) Incorporated; or
               (B) the Animal Welfare League of South Australia,Incorporated; or
               (C) a body or person specified by the regulations, (but the person is not authorised to destroy the cat);


(f) if the person is a registered veterinary surgeon acting in the ordinary course of his or her profession;


(g) if the cat has been delivered to a facility for the care of cats operated by—
     (i) the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (South Australia) Incorporated; or
     (ii) the Animal Welfare League of South Australia, Incorporated; or
     (iii) a body or person specified by the regulations, and the person detains, destroys or otherwise disposes of the cat on behalf of the operator of the facility.

 

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Adoption Pet List

 

Wingfield Shelter

Phone: 08 8348 1300

Lost Pets / Reclaims (Gate A): 1-19 Cormack Road, Wingfield SA 5013

10am - 4pm Mon - Fri
1am - 3.30pm Sat & Sun

 

Edinburgh North Shelter

Phone: 08 8256 0000

Lost Pets / Reclaims: 10am - 4pm, 7 days per week at 4 Hewittson Rd, Edinburgh North SA 5112


 

 


Impounded Pet List

 

Lonsdale Shelter

Phone: 1300 4 777 22

Location: 25 Meyer Road, Lonsdale.

10am – 4pm: Monday to Friday
10am – 2pm: Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
CLOSED: Christmas Day and Good Friday

 

Whyalla Shelter

Phone: 8644 0172

Location: 1 Happy Valley Road, Port Lincoln.

12pm – 4pm: Monday to Friday
10am – 12pm: Saturday
CLOSED: Sunday, Good Friday and Christmas Day

 

Port Lincoln Shelter

Phone: 8682 3016

Location: 1 Happy Valley Road, Port Lincoln.

10am – 12pm: Monday to Saturday
CLOSED: Sunday, Good Friday and Christmas Day


 


 


Website

Phone: (08) 8203 7203


 

 


Impounded Dog List

Phone: (08) 8408 0400

Opening hours: 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday, Weekends and public Holidays 8408 0400 will divert to Council after hours service.

Location: 63 Mt Barker Road (corner Merrion Terrace), Stirling

*Contact them and your details will be entered into the Lost Dog Register. Dogs can be collected upon arrangement from the Stirling Coventry Library.


 

 


Animal Management

Website

Provide FOUND DOG COLLECTION

Ranger: (08) 8366 4239

Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 8.30 am to 5 pm, All other times - On-Call for dog emergencies

Location: 92 Mount Barker Road, Glen Osmond

*Dogs are taken to All Pets Boarding Village (08) 8379 1995 for 3-4 daysThen transferred to Animal Welfare League, 11 Cormack Road, Wingfield, Ph (08) 8268 4188. (See top of the list)


 

 


Animal Management

Website

Provide FOUND DOG COLLECTION

Ring Council on (08) 8366 9222 or after hours number on 1300 554 965

*Council will hold an animal at its kennel facility for a period of up to three days whilst it attempts to find the animal's owner, after that if the owner is not found dogs are passed on to the AWL (See top of the list)

2016 Dog Impound Fees:

Business Hours Impoundment (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday): $70
Daily Keep: $30
After hours Impoundment (5pm - 9am Monday to Friday, Weekends and Public Holidays): $120 


 

 


Animal Management

Impounded dog list

Provide FOUND DOG COLLECTION

Phone 8408 1111 (to report a lost or a found pet)

*Charles Sturt use AWL (See top of the list) as their holding facility

Dog Impound Fees Apply


 

 


Animal Management

Impounded pet list

Provide FOUND DOG COLLECTION

Phone 8229 9999 (to report a lost or found pet)


 

 


Animal Management

Impounded pet list

Provide FOUND DOG COLLECTION

Phone RSPCA on 8329 6000 or 1300 4 77722

Only phone 8375 6600 or 1800 018 313 to find out if a deceased animal has been collected by the council.

*Dogs are impounded by council and then passed on to the RSPCA (see top of the list). Cats are not impounded by the council but taken directly to the RSPCA.


 

 


Animal Management

Impounded dog list

Phone 8366 4555 to file a lost dog report

*FOR DOGS check All Pets Boarding Village and AWL (see top of the list). FOR CATS check the RSPCA and AWL (see top of the list).


 

 


Animal Management

Impounded dog list

Provide CAT TRAPS FOR HIRE

FOUND DOG COLLECTION provided

Phone 8384 0666 to file a lost or found dog report

Between the hours of 8pm and 7am weekdays, and 7pm and 8am weekends ring emergency after hours on 08 8384 0622.

*FOR DOGS check RSPCA (see top of the list). FOR CATS check the RSPCA and AWL (see top of the list).

2016 Dog Impound Fees:

Impound Fee: $70
Daily Keep: $30
Release Fee: $25


 

 


Animal Management

Impounded dog list

FOUND DOG COLLECTION provided

Phone 8256 0333 (24 hours)

*All stray animals picked up by the council are held for 72 hours at the facility of AWL (see top of the list) and then given up for adoption if suitable.

2016 Dog Impound Fees:

Impound Fee: $60
Daily Keep: $15


 

 


Animal Management

Impounded dog list

FOUND DOG COLLECTION provided

Phone (08) 8405 6600

*The council uses AWL (see top of the list) as their pound. Injured animals may be passed on to the RSPCA (see top of the list). Unclaimed dogs may be rehoused by the Animal Welfare League through their adoption program or humanely euthanized.

2016 Dog Impound Fees apply


 

 


Animal Management

Website

CAT TRAP HIRE provided

Phone 8269 5355 during business hours

*The council uses AWL (see top of the list) as their poundDogs not claimed within 72 hours may be disposed of by the AWL. Council displays a copy of impounded dogs within the last 72 hours at the Civic Centre display board at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect. Please check this board regularly and contact our office on telephone 8269 5355 during business hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday for any further enquiries.

2016 Dog Impound Fees apply


 

 


Animal Management

Impounded dog list

CAT TRAP HIRE provided

FOUND DOG COLLECTION provided

Phone 8406 8222 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

*Any dog NOT CLAIMED within 72 hours of the time of being seized will be sent to the AWL (see top of the list). For cats also check the AWL and the RSPCA (see top of the list).

2016 Dog Impound Fees:

Impound fee: $74
Daily keep: $43

Fines and registration fees may apply


 

 


Animal Management

Impounded dog list

CAT TRAP HIRE provided

Phone 8397 7313


 

 


Animal Management

Impounded dog list

CAT TRAP HIRE provided

FOUND DOG COLLECTION provided

Phone 8372 5111

*Found dogs will be transferred to All Pets Boarding Village 92 Mount Barker Rd, Mt Osmond, phone 8379 1995Any dog NOT CLAIMED within 72 hours of the time of being impounded will be sent to the AWL (see top of the list)


 

 


Animal Management

Website

FOUND DOG COLLECTION provided

Phone 8342 7100

*Found dogs will be transferred to the AWL (see top of the list)


 

 


Animal Management

Website

*Found dogs will be transferred to the AWL (see top of the list)


 


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