Small Animal Pound

Bathurst Regional Council's Rehoming Organisation Number: R251000098

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  • Archie


    Breed: Mastiff x Sex: Male Age: 2 years
  • Birdie


    Breed: Tortoiseshell cat Sex: Female Age: 12 months
  • Millie


    Breed: Tortoiseshell cat Sex: Female Age: 2 years
  • Sasha


    Breed: Tabby cat Sex: Female Age: Over 12 months
  • Ruthy


    Breed: Tortoiseshell cat Sex: Female Age: over 12 months
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Lost and Found

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. 

Dog Attack Incidents

Dog owners in Bathurst are reminded that recent changes to the Companion Animals Act have increased the fines for the owner or person in charge of a dog that rushes at, attacks, bites, harasses or chases a person or animal from $550.00 to $1320.00 with  other penalties also applying in some cases.   Since most dog attack incidents are as a result of the dog escaping their owners property, Bathurst Regional Council urges all dog owners to check their boundary fences and gates and ensure their dogs are properly contained within their yards and cannot escape.   

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday:

12.30 pm to 2.00 pm

Closed weekends and public holidays

Phone: (02) 6333 6190

During operating hours, people are encouraged to visit the pound to view animals that are available for sale.

The small animal pound is fitted with reverse cycle air conditioning to provide year round comfort for all animals. Animals are exercised daily, even in inclement weather, in the covered outdoor exercise area.


Many of our unclaimed animals are made available for adoption. All animals undergo basic behaviour assessment and vet check 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

Dog and cat sales are $99 which includes vaccination, micro-chip and worming. 

There is also a small fee for registration on any animal sold that is older than 6 months of age. Registration is only required if an animal is not already lifetime registered in NSW. 

Registration Fees for animals sold from a pound or animal shelter:

Not desexed - $207

Desexed - $28.50


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?