The owner of any lost cat or dog that is displayed on the Lost and Found page of the Council web site will have three working days to collect their animals.
After the third day the animal will be available for rehoming.
Anyone interested in rehoming an animal are to register their interest with Council before the end of the third working day. The rehoming fees for the animal must then be completed and all fees paid within two days.
The person or persons interested in rehoming a desexed animal must pay a non refundable vet’s consultation fee of $50.00 to the Burdekin Shire Council for a health and rehoming suitability check. The vet’s consultation fee will not be refunded if the chosen animal does not meet the standards for rehoming.
If the animal is fit for rehoming an additional fee to cover the cost of registration and microchipping must be paid to the Burdekin Shire Council prior to release.
Veterinarian services will be scheduled by Council staff upon payment of this rehoming fee.
If the animal is too young a letter will be provided stating that you are entitled to these services once the animal is of a suitable age – 6-8 weeks old for micro chipping.
* For REHOMING of animals please contact Customer Service on (07) 4783 9800 for the Terms and Conditions prior to release.
Note: prices may be subject to change please enquire at Customer Service or phone (07) 4783 9800.
|Assessment Fee #||Micochipping||Reg||Total*|
Council will organise the health check and microchipping prior to release with Kate’s Mobile Vet.
# Assessment fee only applies if the animal is desexed.
* You will need to pay the desexing costs at your preferred veterinarian and provide evidence of payment prior to release. Council will then take the animal to the vet for desexing prior to it’s release to you.
*If the animal that you are rehoming is already microchipped or desexed the fees will be amended as appropriate.
Council works with several rehoming groups to try and rehome animals that come through the Council pound.
Council works with Townsville Foster and Rehoming, working dog rescue and groups that focus on specific breeds.
Who to Contact
For more information about rehoming animals in the pound…
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|
|Location||145 Young Street,|
Ayr Qld 4807
|Postal Address||PO Box 974|
Ayr Qld 4807
|Opening hours||8am – 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|
|SMS||0437 886 008|
|Online||Use the Online Contact Form|
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|Early Opening||Please phone (07) 4783 9942 if you need access the Building and Plumbing Department between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.|
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