Small Animal Pound

Bathurst Regional Council's Rehoming Organisation Number: R251000098

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  • Cruize


    Age: 9 months Sex: Female Breed: Coon Hound x
  • Sarge


    Age: 2 years Sex: Male Breed: American Staffy
  • Hugo


    Age: 3 years Sex: Male Description: He is a handsome man who loves a good head scratch
  • Squishy


    Age: 1 year Sex: Female Description: She doesn't get on very well with other cats but absolutely loves humans and cuddles.
  • Tilly


    Age: 6 months Sex: Female Description: Tilly is the tabby kitten and is shy but extremely affectionate.
  • Lily


    Age: 6 months Sex: Female (desexed) Description: She is a beautiful girl who loves cuddles and lots of attention
  • Whincup


    Age: 2 years Sex: Undesexed male Breed: Staffy
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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. 

Operating Hours (During COVID-19)

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:

- 12:30pm

- 1:00pm

- 1:30pm

- 2:00pm

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.

Adoption Fees

If you would like to adopt a pet the following fees apply:

Dog (includes vaccination, worming and microchipping): $107.50

Cat ([previously desexed] includes vaccination, worming and microchipping): $107.50

Cat (includes desexing, vaccination, worming and microchipping): $170.00

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

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


My animal is lost/runaway, who do I contact?

I want to change the details of my animal, how do I do this?

I would like to report cruelty to animals, how do I go about this?

What do I do about dangerous and menacing dogs?

Does Council provide incentives or education surrounding pet ownership?

What are the rules around microchipping and registration?

Does Bathurst have any off-leash areas?

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?

I need to surrender an animal, how do I go about this?