Animals impounded are checked for tags, microchips or any other means to identify the animal. Animal management officers try to contact owners as soon as possible to arrange release of the animal.
Our day stay facility
If owners have no history and there is an adult present, the animal may be returned directly home. Otherwise, animals will be impounded at our day stay facility. Animals can be kept there for 24 hours (Mon–Fri), allowing owners time to collect their animals. Owners can collect animals (by appointment) at:
Bayside Corporate Centre
76 Royal Avenue
Sandringham VIC 3191
Phone: (03) 9599 4444
Costs for 24 hour release
- Dog released to owner prior to delivery to pound - $110
- Cat released to owner prior to delivery to pound - $110
Our animal pound
If an owner is not identified, cannot be contacted or if the animal is collected outside of business hours, it will be transported to The Lost Dogs Home.
Lost Dogs Home
920 Thompsons Road
Cranbourne West VIC 3977
Phone: (03) 9702 8055
Costs for pound release
- Cat release fee: $274
- Dog release fee: $245
- Other release fee (birds, goats, pigs, horses etc): $252
All animals must be registered before they are released. Proof of registration is needed to collect the animal. Unregistered animals can be registered at the time of release.