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Lost Animals

Coffs Harbour City Council is the local impounding authority under the Companion Animals Act 1998 and therefore may impound dogs and cats under certain circumstances.

What happens to my pet if it is impounded?

If your animal is identifiable - microchipped or has a tag with a name, address or phone number - then you will receive written notice that your animal has been impounded at the Council Pound located at the RSPCA Shelter on Dowsett Drive, Coffs Harbour.

This facility is open seven days a week excluding public holidays from 10.00am – 3.30pm, on Tuesdays 9.00am -11.00am and Sundays 10.00am -2.00pm. It can be contacted on 02 66513311.

There is a cost associated with the release of your pet from impounding, this is covered under Council's adopted Fees & Charges.  Additional fees and charges apply for dogs and cats which are not microchipped or currently lifetime registered with Council.

Animals with an identifiable owner will be kept for a maximum of 14 days and unidentified animals will be kept for only 7 days.

Council's current policy is that all efforts will be made to return the animal to its owner prior to impounding if the animal is microchipped and has a current registration. The return of the animal will be to the owner in person or an appointed agent only.