Dogs and cats caught wandering in any street or public place will be taken to one of Council’s pounds and impounded.
The feed below shows the dogs and cats that are currently impounded in both the Maryborough and Hervey Bay Pounds.
If your pet is listed below, you MUST attend the relevant pound during opening hours and view in person to confirm that it is your animal, appointments not necessary. Once your pet is confirmed, arrangements can be made directly with our friendly Pound/Refuge staff on how to claim your pet. Relevant fees and charges can be paid via credit/debit card or by cheque at the Pound, or to pay by cash you will be issued with an ‘Impoundment Form’ for presentation and payment at a Customer Service Centre prior to the release of your pet. Your receipt is proof of payment and required to be shown at the pound upon release of your pet.
As of 1 May 2016, it is compulsory for cats and dogs to be desexed when they are sold, given away, if registration lapses, when impounded, or registered for the first time. Refer to desexing of cats and dogs fact sheet (PDF,829kB) If your animal is impounded and required to be desexed you will be issued with a Compliance Notice to have your pet desexed within 28 days. You have the option of obtaining a pre-paid vets desexing voucher within this timeframe and presenting it to Council.
Pound locations and opening hours are noted below. For any other general enquiries regarding an impounded animal please call Council on 1300 79 49 29.
To adopt a pet please refer to the Hervey Bay Adoption Centre or visit or contact the Maryborough Refuge on 4123 1712.
- Bright Street, Maryborough
Open Monday - Friday from 10am to 3pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm.
Public holidays - Closed.
- Cicada Lane, Urangan
Open Monday – Saturday 10am to 1pm.
Public holidays - Closed.
All animals must be registered (PDF,528kB) desexed and impound / release fees paid prior to release.
- Impoundment fees (registered cat/dog) – first offence – No charge
- Impoundment fees (registered cat/dog) – second and subsequent offence within any 12 month period $124.50
- Impoundment fees (unregistered cat/dog) – if collected within 24 hours – No charge
- Impoundment fees (unregistered cat/dog) - $124.50
- Sustenance per night $23.80
NOTE: Sustenance fee also applicable if registered cat/dog not collected within 24 hours of being impounded.
Animal owners who wish to surrender their pet need to complete the voluntary surrender form (PDF,400kB).
- Surrender of kitten/cat, puppy/dog at pound - no charge
For further information, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 79 49 29 or email firstname.lastname@example.org