Small Animal Pound
Bathurst Regional Council's Rehoming Organisation Number: R251000098
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Bathurst Regional Council's Animal Holding Facility is located at 58 Vale Road (Cnr Lloyds and Vale Roads) South Bathurst. Entrance to the facility is from Lloyds Road.
The Pound is open by appointment only. Customers can make an appointment by phoning Council on 6333 6211.
Customers must provide a name, contact number and purpose of visit eg. release an impounded animal, view an animal available for adoption. If you are wishing to release an impounded animal, please ensure you have suitable documentation with you to provide proof of ownership.
Customers will be able to enter once the previous customer has left the Pound. Please ensure that you have your telephone with you and the team member will call you when you can enter.
Payments for purchase or release of animals can be made by EFTPOS at the Small Animal Pound. Cash payments can only be accepted at the Civic Centre.
Council encourages all members of the community to consider pet adoption at this time. Don’t forget that you can view all available animals online, and speak to a team member to discuss which pet might be right for you.
Many of our unclaimed animals are made available for adoption. All animals undergo basic behaviour assessment and vet checked and are vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and registered. Animals available can be viewed at the top of this page, or via Bathurst regional Council's Facebook page.
If you would like to adopt a pet the following fees apply:
Dog (includes vaccination, worming and microchipping): $111.50, plus registration fee. Registration is $0 for a dog which is desexed and adopted from a Shelter. Fees for dogs which are not desexed are detailed here.
Cat ([previously desexed] includes vaccination, worming and microchipping): $111.50, registration fee is $0.
Cat (includes desexing, vaccination, worming and microchipping): $180.00, registration fee is $0.
If a customer would like to adopt a dog which is not already desexed, Council strongly encourages the customer to arrange desexing with their chosen vet prior to release of the animal.
Adoption fees are detailed in Council’s revenue policy, and are reviewed annually.
For information on current registration fees, please see here.
From 1 July 2020, annual permit fees also apply for owners of cats not desexed by age of four months, and for owners of restricted breeds or declared dangerous dogs. For further information, please see here.
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What are the rules around microchipping and registration?
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What is my responsibility as a pet owner?
How do I go about purchasing an animal from Council?
What dog breeds are classed as restricted?
I have found a stray animal, what do I do?