Release Fees for Animals in the Pound

Lost dog and cat peering over the counter.

Unregistered cats and dogs must be registered prior to release.  Discounted registration fees apply until 31 July each year.

If an impounded animal is 8 weeks of age or older, was born after 1 July 2010, and does not hold a current microchip – the owner is required to provide a receipt from their local vet for the pre-payment of a micro-chipping consultation prior to the release of the animal.

An Animal Holding Fee of $19.00 is charged per day for a cat or dog.  Please note different holding fees apply for other animals, see Council’s Fees and Charges.

* For REHOMING of animals please visit Rehoming an Animal or 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.

First Release (plus Registration Fee if not registered) plus $19.00 per day

Desexed Cats

Entire Cats

Registered +  Microchipped34.00 -34.00Registered + Microchipped80.00 -80.00
Registered + Not Microchipped45.00 -45.00Registered + Not Microchipped91.00 -91.00
UnRegistered + Microchipped34.00*7.80 41.80UnRegistered + Microchipped80.00 85.00 165.00
UnRegistered + Not Microchipped45.00 28.00 73.00UnRegistered + Not Microchipped91.00 97.00 188.00

Desexed Dogs

Entire Dogs

Registered + Microchipped34.00-34.00Registered + Microchipped80.00-80.00
Registered + Not Microchipped45.00-45.00Registered + Not Microchipped91.00 -91.00
UnRegistered + Microchipped34.00 39.00 73.00UnRegistered + Microchipped80.00 91.00 171.00
UnRegistered + Not Microchipped45.00 50.00 95.00UnRegistered + Not Microchipped91.00 104.00 195.00
Subsequent Release (should already be Registered) plus $19.00 per day

Desexed Cats and Dogs

Entire Cats and Dogs

Registered + Microchipped124.00-124.00Registered + Microchipped156.00-156.00
Registered + Not Microchipped145.00-145.00Registered + Not Microchipped176.00-176.00

* Cost of new/replacement tag only.

Who to Contact

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