Found – Animals

Lost dog and cat peering over the counter.

If you have found an animal that you believe to be lost, Council may be able to reunite it with its owner.

If Council finds a dog or cat…

If the animal is wearing a tag, Council’s Animal Control Officer will be able to find the owner using Council’s Animal Management records.  In most cases if the owner can be contacted and the animal will be returned or arrangements made for it to be picked up.

If the animal is not wearing a tag or cannot be identified by microchip it will be taken to Council’s Pound and a photo of the animal, along with any relevant details, will be put on Council’s website in the hope that its owner may find it or it can be re-homed.


If your animal has been impounded release fees, sustenance and registration fees may apply.  Current fees can be found by viewing Council’s fees and charges .

Further information

If you have found an animal…

Please contact the Customer Service Centre using the Online Contact Form.

You can also contact the Customer Service Centre using one of the following methods.

Customer Service Centre

Location145 Young Street,
Ayr Qld 4807
Postal AddressPO Box 974
Ayr Qld 4807
Opening hours8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
Phone(07) 4783 9800 – Business hours
(07) 4783 9800 – After hours (the same number)
Fax(07) 4783 9999
SMS0437 886 008
OnlineUse the Online Contact Form

Building Certification and Plumbing Officers

Early OpeningPlease phone (07) 4783 9942 if you need to access the Building and Plumbing Department between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries please email

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