Lost or Found Animals

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Lost or Found Animals

Finding lost or missing pets is difficult. Often the animal is frightened, disoriented, unsure of where they are or how they got there. Registering, microchipping and having identification tags on your pet's collar gives you the highest probability that your lost pet will be returned to you.

If your pet is microchipped and registered with Council, a Community Safety Officer will call you as soon as your pet has been scanned, so please ensure your details are up to date with Council. We will then arrange to return your pet as soon as possible. 

Please call Council's Community Safety team on (03) 5355 0200, or log a service request by clicking the below link to report an animal you have lost or found. Please describe the animal in as much detail as possible to help the Community Safety Officers reunite the animal with their owners.

If your pet has no identifying microchip please call Council during business hours on (03) 5355 0200 (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm) if you suspect your pet has been handed over to a Community Safety Officer. 

Reminder: All dogs and cats, three months of age and over, must be microchipped and registered with Council by 10th April each year. Owners may be infringed if they are found to have unregistered animals at their property. 

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