Purchasing Pound Animals


Animals that are placed at the pound or found straying are held between the Mackenzie Street Council Pound and Foxtail Park Kennels.  Animals are kept for a minimum of 72 hours.  

After 72 hours animals deemed unable to be rehomed are euthanized.


To purchase an animal from the Burdekin Shire Council Pound see the Rehoming of Cats and Dogs in the Pound page for terms and conditions

Some animals that are eligible for re-homing are given to the RSPCA in Townsville.  The RSPCA then undertake appropriate behaviour and suitability tests before having them vet checked, wormed, microchipped and desexed ready for adoption. 

Animals are then available for re-homing via the RSPCA re-homing program. All residents looking to adopt a pet are advised to contact the RSPCA in Townsville.

Who to Contact

If you are interested in adopting an animal from the Burdekin Shire Council visit the Rehoming of Cats and Dogs in the Pound page or contact (07) 4783 9800 for terms and conditions or for the RSPCA please contact the Townsville Shelter on (07)4774 5130 or visit their website RSPCA.

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