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 until further notice.
Customers can make an appointment by ringing the Pound on 6333 6190. Appointments can be made at the following times:
Customers must provide a name, contact number and purpose of visit eg. release an impounded animal, view an animal available for adoption.
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. Please stay in your car until contacted by the team member.
All services from the Pound and Rangers will continue to operate, including attendance at customer requests. Payments for purchase or release of animals can be made over the telephone or electronically.
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 on the telephone 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.
Once you have decided to adopt, paid the relevant fees and completed the necessary paperwork, the animal can be booked in for desexing (if you choose to desex the animal) and you will be advised when you can collect the animal. If the animal is already desexed, you can take your new pet home straight away. Our adoption fees includes the cost of microchipping and the associated vet costs and therefore are subject to change depending on the vet's costs.
If you would like to adopt a pet the following fees apply:
Dog (includes vaccination, worming and microchipping): $111.50
Cat ([previously desexed] includes vaccination, worming and microchipping): $111.50
Cat (includes desexing, vaccination, worming and microchipping): $180.00
If a customer would like to adopt a dog which is not already desexed, Council can assist in making arrangements with vets to have the new pet desexed prior to release. This will allow the customer to take advantage of the $0 registration fee. All dogs and cats must be registered before release.
Adoption fees are detailed in Council’s revenue policy, and are reviewed annually.
For information on current registration fees, please see here https://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/public/dogs-cats/nsw-pet-registry/microchipping-and-registration/
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 https://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/councils/responsible-pet-ownership/nsw-pet-registry/annual-permits/