Small Animal Pound

Bathurst Regional Council's Rehoming Organisation Number: R251000098

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  • Fanta


    Fanta is a male, around 8-9 weeks old. He is a very active and playful and affectionate kitten. Fanta is kitty litter trained and loves to snuggle after a big day of adventures.
  • Thomas


    Thomas is a male around 5 years old. He is a very chilled out cat, who is very happy to sit in your lap and cuddle.
  • Jono


    Jono is a male Staffy, around 6 months old. Jono is a happy pup who will need an experienced person to give him some basic training. He is untested with cats, however seems to be okay with other dogs, although a meet and greet would be required.
  • Scar


    Scar is a male Kelpie x, around 4-5 years old. Scar is a sweet boy who will need a big yard to burn off his energy. Scar would be the perfect pet, rather than working dog and we feel he would love to be an only dog.
  • Harry


    Harry is a male Staffy, around 2 years old. He is a sweet and very obedient boy. Harry will need to be in a big well fenced yard, as he is very energetic.
  • Nila


    Nila is a female Cattle dog x, around 2 and a half years old. She is a happy girl who can sit and is super affectionate.
  • Poppy


    Poppy is a female Staffy x, around 6 months old. She is a shy pup, who loves walks. We would love to see Poppy find a home with no other dogs and where her new owners have time to train her.
  • Bandit


    Bandit is a male, around 2 years old. He is a very curious cat, and he cannot wait to find his forever home. Bandit is not desexed, but desexing can be arranged.
  • Roxy


    Meet Roxy Roxy is a female Red Cattle Dog. She is a very clever girl who will be easily trained with consistency, she can sit and shakes your hand on command.
  • Mumma


    Female, around 1 year old and is now desexed.
  • Lollie


    Lollie is a female Cattle Dog who is around 2 years of age. She has a lot of energy and is very playful so a larger yard would be better suited to Lollie.
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Lost - Found Animals

      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. 

      Operating Hours

      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.

      Adoption Fees

      Dog (includes vaccination, worming and microchipping) : $116.00, 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 (includes desexing, vaccination, worming and microchipping) : $195.00, registration fee is $0 for a cat which is desexed and adopted from a Shelter.

      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.

      Further information on Registration fees can be found here.

      From 1 July 2020, annual permit fees also apply for owners of cats not desexed by the age of four months, and for owners of restricted breeds or declared dangerous dogs. For further information please see here.


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