Local Government Pounds and Rangers in Western Australia

 

IMPORTANT ANIMAL LEGISLATION WA (last edit 27.09.2016)

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Where a dog is detained under subsection (5b) and, at the expiration of the period of 7 days after the detention commenced (the detention period), no application has been made for an order for the destruction of the dog —

(a) if the dog is wearing a registration tag or is microchipped or the owner is otherwise readily identifiable, an authorised person shall cause notice to be given to the owner, or if the notice cannot be given to the owner to the owner’s delegate, if any, in the prescribed manner and form as soon as is practicable after the expiration of the detention period; and
(b) if the dog is wearing a registration tag or is microchipped or the owner is otherwise readily identifiable, the dog is to be kept and maintained for a period of at least 7 days next following the giving of the notice under paragraph (a); and
(c) if the dog is not readily identifiable, the dog is to be kept and maintained for a period of at least 72 hours next following the expiration of the detention period; and
(d) subject to this section the dog is to be delivered up to a person who produces satisfactory evidence of ownership or of the person’s authority to take delivery of the dog; and
(e) the owner of the dog is liable to pay the reasonable cost of maintaining the dog during any period after the expiration of the period of 7 days mentioned in paragraph (b) or 72 hours mentioned in paragraph (c), as is applicable in the case, but otherwise the owner is not liable for any cost or charge in relation to the seizure, impounding, maintaining or return of the dog.

32. Notice to be given to cat’s owner, if identified

If the operator of a cat management facility knows the identity of the owner of a cat kept at the facility then the operator is to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the owner of the cat is notified in writing —


(a) of the name and address of the cat management facility where the cat is being kept; and
(b) that the cat may be re housed, offered for sale or destroyed if the cat is not reclaimed by its owner within the holding period specified in the notice (that is not to be less than 7 working days from the notice being given); and
(c) of the costs that the owner may be liable for under section 31; and
(d) where relevant, that under section 33 —
(i) the cat is to be microchipped, unless it is proved to the satisfaction of the operator, within the holding period specified in the notice, that the cat is exempt from microchipping as referred to in section 14(2);
(ii) that the cat is to be sterilised, unless it is proved to the satisfaction of the operator, within the holding period specified in the notice, that the cat is exempt from sterilisation as referred to in section 18(2).

 

34. Dealing with unidentified and unclaimed cats


(1) If —
(a) the operator of a cat management facility does not know the identity of the owner of a cat and fails to identify the owner within 3 working days of the cat entering the cat management facility; or
(b) the owner of a cat notified under section 32 has not reclaimed the cat within —
(i) 7 working days from the notice being given under that section; or
(ii) the holding period specified in the notice,
whichever is later; or
(c) the owner of a cat has surrendered the cat to the cat management facility,
then the operator of the facility may —
(d) transfer the cat; or
(e) cause the cat to be destroyed in a humane manner.
(2) Despite subsection (1), the operator of a cat management facility may cause any cat kept at the facility to be destroyed in a humane manner immediately
(a) if the operator believes on reasonable grounds that the cat —
(i) is feral, diseased or dangerous; and
(ii) has caused or given, or is likely to cause or give, serious injury, or serious illness, to a person, another animal or itself; or
(b) in the circumstances, if any, prescribed.

 

What is my local council and pound? Which are my neighbouring councils and pounds? Please use this WA COUNCIL MAP to find out which council you need to be contacting:

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Website

Location: 30 Lemnos Street, Shenton Park

Opening hours Monday to Sunday - 11am to 4pm, (closed public holidays)

Contact number 9381 8166


 

 

 


Website

Call: 6310 4500 or 9248 3407

Location: 12-14 Midas Road, Malaga WA


 

 

 


Website

Location: Malaga Dr (cnr Reid Hwy), Malaga

Phone: (08) 9209 9300

Opening hours: 24 hours 7 days a week


 

 

 


Impounded Cat List

Location: 23 Lemnos Street, Shenton Park

Tel: 9442 3600 or 08 9381 1644


 

 

 


Website

Location: 2 Devon Road, Swanbourne

Call: 9384 2644


 

 


 


Animal Management Facility

Impounded Pet List

Offers CAT TRAPS FOR HIRE

Located at Kilburn Lane, Kelmscott.

Ranger Services office hours 08 9394 5000 or 1300 886 885 after hours.

Opening hours - Mon to Fri: 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Sat, Sun and public holidays: 9am to 10am (except Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day)


 

 

 


Website

Rangers: 9377 7480

Opening Hours - Summer Months (September to April) 7am to 9pm, seven days a week. Winter Months (May to August) 7am to 7pm, seven days a week.

*All dogs are impounded at the RSPCA and can be collected between 10am and 4pm seven days a week. (See top of the list)


 

 

 


Impounded Dog List

Location: 15 Wright Street, Bayswater

Rangers Department - 9272 0972

24 HOUR SECURITY SERVICE - 1300 360 333

Opening Hours - 8.30am - 4.30pm (Mon to Fri) Collections Mon-Fri 1pm to 1.30pm

2016 Dog and Cat impound fees:

Registered: $65
Unregistered: $120
Daily Keep: $11

*If not collected pets are moved to Dogs Refuge Home, Julies Boarding Kennels (See top of the list)


 

 

 


Website

Rangers 9477 7224

2016 Dog Impound Fees:

$100 for the first three days, increasing by $20 per day thereafter

*The City of Belmont is pleased to use Julie's Boarding Kennels as their dog pound facility (See top of the list). Dogs will be held for a maximum of eight days for owners to reclaim them, then transferred to re-homing program


 

 

 


Website

Provide COLLECTION OF FOUND DOGS

Town's Ranger Services on 9347 6000

2016 dog impound fees:

Impound fee: $85
Release outside normal working hours: $130
Daily keep: $11
Registration fees apply (mandatory if not registered)  

*The Town of Cambridge does not have its own dog pound. Lost or stray dogs found by Cambridge rangers are taken to the Dogs' Refuge Home. The RSPCA also house lost dogs and can be contacted on 9209 9300. (See top of the list)


 

 

 


Impounded Pet List

For Dogs:

Location: 289 Bannister Road, Canning Vale WA

Opening Hours - Mon to Fri from 4.30-5.30pm and on weekends from 4-5pm (Excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Office hours 9455 4632 or 1300 422 664 after hours.

For Cats:

Location for Cats: 199 Thelma Street, Como WA

Tel: 9474 0777

Opening Hours - Mon to Fri: 12pm - 3pm, Sat and Sun: 12pm - 1pm (Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day)


 

 

 


Impounded Pet List

Provide COLLECTION OF FOUND PETS

Location: 52 Wellard Rd, Bibra Lake WA

Ranger Services 9411 3444

Opening Hours - Mon to Fri: 8.30am - 5pm, Operation hours: Mon to Fri: 7am - 7pm, Sat and Sun: 7am - 6pm (Open on Christmas Day, Closed om Boxing Day)

2016 Dog impound fees:

Impound Fee: $80
Daily Keep: $20
Microchipping (mandatory if not chipped before release): $60
Registration fees apply (mandatory if not registered) 
 

 

 

 


Website

Provide COLLECTION OF FOUND DOGS

Town’s Ranger on (08) 9285 4300

2016 Dog impound fees:

Impound fee: $115
Daily Keep: $30

*Dogs are held for atleast 3 days, dogs that are unregistered or have no identification tags will be conveyed to Swanbourne Veterinary Centre (See top of the list), to give the owner a chance to find it.


 

 

 


Website
P: 9285 5000
2016 Dog impound fees:
Impound Fee: $60
Daily Keep: $11
*All dogs found with no identification, or habitual escape artists, are taken to the DOGS REFUGE HOME (See top of the list) in Lemnos Street Shenton Park.

 

 

 


Website
Contact rangers on 9339 9316 or 0418 947 312
Hours: 8am to 4pm Monday to Sunday (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
2016 Dog impound fees:

Impound Fee: $78
Daily Keep: $16

*All dog are impounded for 72 hours at Dog Refuge Home (See top of the list). If not claimed it will be disposed of by re-homing.


 

 

 


Website
Location:35 Forsyth Street, corner Hines Road, O'Connor
Contact rangers on 08 9432 9999 or 1300 360 666
Collection Mon to Fri between 3.30–4.30 pm, and Saturday 9.00–10.00 am
2016 Dog impound fees:

Impound Fee: $50
Daily Keep: $5

*For lost cats, contact the Cat Haven on 08 9381 1644

 

 

 


Impounded Pet List

Offers CAT TRAPS FOR HIRE

Location: Canning Park Ave, Maddington WA

Ranger Services 9397 3000

Opening hours - 3.30pm to 4.30pm Mon to Fri, 9am to 9.30 am Sat, Sun and Public Holidays (Closed on Christmas day and Good Friday)

2016 Dog impound fees:

Impound Fee: $58
Daily Keep: $15
Registration fees apply (mandatory if not registered)

*Dogs will be kept at the pound for at least 72 hours before they are passed on to the City’s Re-homing agency and given a temperament assessment test with intention to re-home.
Identified owners will have a minimum of seven (7) days to claim their dog.

For Cats:

Stray cats can be delivered by the resident to the City’s Cat Management Facility which is located at the City of South Perth’s Animal Care Facility


 

 

 


Lost and Found list

Rangers 1300 655 860

Location: 108 Malaga Drive, Malaga, WA

Call RSPCA: 9209 9300

*Impounded pets are taken to the RSPCA Animal Shelter in Malaga (See top of the list) until owners are located or pets are re-homed if not claimed.


 

 

 


Website

Ranger Services - 9257 9999 - 7 days a week (closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday)

2016 Dog and Cat Impound Fees:

Registered Pet: $55
Unregistered Pet: $100
Daily Keep: $16


 

 

 


Impounded pet list

Call 9439 0400

Location: Beacham Crescent, Medina

Opening hours - 12pm - 1pm Mon to Fri no appointment necessary or on weekends (between 8am - 5pm) please phone Duty Officer on 9439 0400.

2016 impound fees:

Impound Fee: $116
Daily Keep: $32
Microchipping (mandatory if not chipped before release): $65
Registration fees apply (mandatory if not registered)


 

 

 


Impounded dog list

Location: City of Melville Operations centre in Bramanti Rd Murdoch (off Murdoch drive)

Operation hours - 4pm - 5pm Mon - Fri (excluding public holidays)

Phone 9364 0760.

2016 Dog impound fees:

Impound Fee of Registered Dog: $60
Impound Fee of Unregistered Dog: $90
Daily Keep: $17.50
Microchipping (mandatory if not chipped before release): $47.50

*If a dog is not claimed within Seven (7) days from the date of impoundment the dog may be euthanased or offered for sale pursuant to the Dog Act 1976.


 

 

 


Website

Ph: 93841633

*The Town uses the services of the Dogs Refuge Home (See top of the list)


 

 

 


Impounded pet list

Provide COLLECTION OF FOUND DOGS

Rangers on 9290 6629 / 9290 6666

*Unclaimed dogs can be re-homed once they have been microchipped, wormed and registered for one year at a subsidised fee.


 

 

 


Website

Ranger Hours 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m - Monday to Friday

Call 9273 3500 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Also contact SWANBOURNE VETERINARY CENTRE on 9384 2644 (See top of the list)


 

 

 


Website

Ph (08) 9285 5000

*The Shire places impounded dogs at the Dog’s Refuge Home (See top of the list). The Ranger operates five days per week with a variable roster that allows for early morning starts, late night finishes and providing services on some weekends and public holidays.


 

 

 


Impounded pet list

Location: Hurrell Way, Rockingham

Opening times - Mon to Fri 3.30pm - 4.30pm (excluding public holidays)

Call 9528 0333 seven days a week (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday) from 7am - 6.30pm.

2016 Dog impound fees:

Impound Fee: $50
Daily Keep: $15
Registration fees apply (mandatory if not registered)


 

 

 


Animal Care Facility - accepts dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits and birds

Website

Location: 199 Thelma Street, Como

Call 9474 0777

Opening hours - 12pm - 3pm Mon to Fri, 12pm - 1pm Sat to Sun (Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

 

 

 


Website

Telephone Rangers: 9526 1136 - Rangers are in attendance Monday to Friday between 7am to 5pm.

*Impounded dogs are kept at our pound facility in Mundijong or with the City of Armadale. Impound fees (including registration) apply. Pound opening times are by appointment.


 

 

 


Animal Care Facility (ACF)

Impounded Dog List

Provide COLLECTION OF FOUND DOGS

Location: 15 Natalie Way, Balcatta WA 6021

Phone: (08) 9205 7120

Opening hours - Mon – Fri 2pm – 5.30pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Closed - New Year's Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day)

2016 Dog impound fees:

Impound Fee (Registered): $75
Impound Fee (Unregistered): $100
Daily Keep: $18

*If a dog has not been reclaimed within seven days we will make every effort to find them a new home.


 

 

 


Website

Ranger Services on 9237 9222

*Dogs are passed on to the Dogs' Refuge Home (See top of the list)


 

 

 


Impounded Dog List

Impounded Cat List

Offers CAT TRAPS FOR HIRE

Phone: 9267 9494

*The City’s current service provider for the pound is Julie’s Boarding Kennels (See top of the list). The Pound maintains identifiable animals for a maximum period of up to seven days. After this, the animal may be re-homed, sold or humanely put down.

2016 Dog and Cat impound fees:

Impound Fee (Registered): $80
Impound Fee (Unregistered): $100
Daily Keep: $20
Registration fees apply (mandatory if not registered) 


 

 

 


Animal Care Facility

Website

Business Hours (Monday – Friday): 9311 8171


 

 

 


Website

Ranger Services on 9273 6000 or after hours on 9273 6061.

Location: 1 Linwood Court, Osborne Park - open by appointment only

2016 Dog impound fees:

Impound Fee: $86
Daily Keep: $27
Release Fee: from $64
Registration fees apply (mandatory if not registered)
Microchipping fees apply (mandatory if not chipped before release)


 

 

 


Impounded dog list

Impounded cat list

Location: Ashby Operations Centre, 1204 Wanneroo Road, Ashby

Call 9405 5000 during office hours, or 1300 138 393 after hours

Collections seven days a week, from 4pm to 6pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)

*Pets that have been picked up by Rangers and are not claimed are re-homed where possible.


 

 


REST OF WA

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Impounded pet list

Location: Shire’s Works Depot Facility, Weir Road, Harvey WA

Call 9729 0300 during business hours

Opening Hours - Mon to Fri 11am to 1pm for collection, outside these hours is by appointment only with the Ranger on duty:

Rangers: 0438 944 259, 0419 047 528, 0418 934 942, 7 days a week 8am - 6pm

2016 impound fees:

Impound Fee: $57
Daily Keep: $12.90
Registration fees apply (mandatory if not registered)
Microchipping (mandatory if not chipped before release)
Desexing fees (if not desexed) may apply


 

 

 


Dog and Cat Management Facility (Pound).

Impounded pet list

Location: Pass St, Geraldton, WA

Opening Hours - 1pm - 2pm 7 days a week.

Rangers contact: (08) 9956 6600

*Dogs/cats will be kept at the pound for at least 72 hours before the animal becomes property of the Council.


 

 

 


Impounded Cat List

Impounded Dog List

Location: Throssell Street and Hay Street

Call 9021 9697 (during normal business hours 8am-5pm) or 9021 9600 option 2 (after business hours or on weekends or public holidays)

Opening Hours - Mon to Fri 9 am – 4 pm, Sat, Sun and public holidays 9 am – 10 am.

2016 dog impound fees:

Impound Fee: $80
Daily Keep: $25
Registration fees apply (mandatory if not registered)

*Dogs will be kept at the pound for at least 7 days (if the dog has a tag, microchip or other ID) or 96 hours (if the dog has no identification) before it becomes the property of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder who may dispose of it by various means, including rehousing under the Dog Rehousal program.


 

 

 


Impounded pet list

Offers CAT TRAPS FOR HIRE

Location: 95 Park Road, Mandurah

Ranger Services 9550 3777 seven days a week 7am - 6.30pm

2016 impound fees:

Impound Fee: $60
Daily Keep: $30

*The council can place your pet on their missing animal register which is checked when an animal is found by a Ranger.


 

 

 


Impounded pet list

Offers CAT TRAPS FOR HIRE

Ranger Services on 9531 7777 between 8 AM and 5 PM. After 5.00 PM all calls are prioritised and only emergencies are responded to

Location: Phillips Road and Baker Street, Pinjarra

2016 Dog Impound fees:

Registered: $75
Unregistered: $150
Daily Keep: $18.18

2016 Cat Impound fees:

Registered: $70
Unregistered: $110
Daily Keep: $18.18

*Contact Ranger Services so the animal and owner details can be added to the Lost and Found Register. Impounded animals may be picked up during normal work hours by appointment only.


 

 

 

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