Cats and Dogs Information


If you have a missing animal, it may have been picked up by a Ranger and taken to the Shire’s Animal Pound Facility. Impounded animals may be claimed by appointment Monday – Friday 08:30am – 4:30pm. To arrange an appointment call the rangers on 0408 942 945 or the Shire Office on 08 9941 0000.

Poundage fees are applicable and pet owners are required to register their dog/cat or provide proof of registration and microchip before the dog/cat will be released. Proof of sterilisation is also required for registration purposes.

Before coming in to pay the applicable fees, an appointment must be made for the return of your pet.

If your dog/cat is found by one of our Rangers and is wearing a current Shire registration tag, the Shire of Carnarvon will attempt to contact you. A microchip will speed this process up and is now mandatory for dogs and cats.

If you’re looking for a new family pet you can view the dogs on the SAFE Carnarvon Website.

Animals that have been picked up by Ranger Services with no identifiable owner which are not claimed within a minimum of 72 hours for dogs will be re-homed where suitable and three working days for cats. If the owner is known they will be issued with a seven day notice. If not collected after 7 days the dog or cat will be re-homed where suitable.