Lost animals

This register contains details about animals currently at the Swan Hill Animal Pound.

What happens if my pet is impounded?

Under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, cat and dog owners must ensure pets are securely confined to their property. Pets found wandering/roaming or cats that have been trapped will be impounded by an Authorised Officer.

If your pet is currently registered with Council

  • Authorised Officers will attempt to make contact with the owner to return the pet
  • If the owner is unable to be contacted, the pet may be impounded and pound release fees may apply

If your pet is not registered with Council but is microchipped

  • The pet will be impounded
  • Authorised Officers will attempt to contact the registered owner on the microchip
  • Pound release and registration fee will apply before the pet can be released to the owner

If your pet is not registered with Council or microchipped

  • The pet will be impounded
  • The pet will be displayed on this 'lost animals' page
  • Pound release, registration and microchipping fees will apply before the pet can be released to the owner
  • You may also receive a fine for your pet being at large and for failing to register

Pound fees

The following fees may apply when collecting your pet from the pound.

Pound fees 2023/24
Animal registration From $22.50 to $250
 Pound release (first offence) fee $80
 Sustenance fee $13.50 per day 
 Unregistered pet fee  $385
 Pets found wandering at large fee  $96 to $385
 Registration tag replacement  $2

All pets are required to be microchipped and registered before being released from the pound. Please ensure that your pets microchip details are up-to-date with the applicable microchip database.

If your pet was born after July 1 2020, you are required to provide a source number for your pet before it can be microchipped.  For more information or to obtain a source number, visit the Pet Exchange Register (Animal Welfare Victoria).

Animals looking for a new home

Pets enrich our lives in countless ways, becoming cherished members of our families. Providing a loving home to a rescued companion animal not only saves a life but is also very rewarding.

Dogs and cats can be re-homed if they are not claimed from the pound within 8 days.

To ensure health and well-being, each animal up for adoption gets:

  • vet checked
  • de-sexed
  • microchipped
  • vaccinated

An adoption fee will apply depending on the gender and weight of the animal.

Pets adopted from our Council pound receive complimentary registration for the first year, further supporting responsible pet ownership.

Pet exchange register ID: BR101264 (Robinvale) | BR101262 (Swan Hill).

4 Result(s) Found

4210

Last updated 13 June 2024

  • Council Reference Number : 4210
  • Location Found : Found wandering George Street Robinvale
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Tabby
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : No

Tagged as: Cat


4209

Last updated 12 June 2024

  • Council Reference Number : 4209
  • Location Found : Found wandering around Stradbroke Av Swan Hill
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Tabby
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : No

Tagged as: Cat


4205

Last updated 07 June 2024

  • Council Reference Number : 4205
  • Location Found : Found wandering around Pye Street Swan Hill
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Tabby
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes

Tagged as: Cat


4202

Last updated 06 June 2024

  • Council Reference Number : 4202
  • Location Found : Handed in from Frazer Street Swan Hill
  • Breed : DSH
  • Colour : Ginger and White
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : No

Tagged as: Cat


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Search Lost Animals

"No results found" means we are not currently holding any animals at the pound.

If your lost pet is listed

Contact Council on to arrange collection.

If your lost pet is not listed

  1. Sometimes found animals are listed by community members on Facebook.  If you have Facebook check these pages:
  2. Email locallaws@swanhill.vic.gov.au and we will contact you if your pet is found. Please provide:
    • Type of animal
    • Breed, color and description
    • Sex
    • Where and when did you last see the animal