Lost and found pets

The Animal Pound provides a safe haven for lost and abandoned pets within our shire, as well as a very successful animal adoption program.

To view current pets impounded as well as animals available for adoption please go to the Pet Adoption Facebook page

Lost your pet or found a lost domestic animal? Let us know using any of the methods below:


Report a lost or found animal using our online form

Report a lost or found animal


Let us know about a lost or found animal via email.

You can email us anytime at info@moorabool.vic.gov.au


Let us know about a lost or found animal by calling us on 03 5366 7100

In person

You can visit us at any of the locations below:

Ballan Office 
15 Stead Street, Ballan
Open: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm

Darley Civic and Community Hub 
182 Halletts Way, Darley
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm  

Lerderderg Library 
215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
           Saturday 9am-2pm


You can mail correspondence to PO Box 18, Ballan, Victoria 3342

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are lost pets housed?

  • Dogs and cats found at large, are held at the Council Animal Pound for a minimum of 8 days unless an owner is located
  • Any pet not claimed after this period will be assessed for suitability for adoption
  • All cats and dogs adopted from the Animal Pound are vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped, and desexed

How much does it cost to have my pet released from the pound?

If you pet is impounded, fees apply prior to release. 

You may also be liable for infringements, for your pet being at large and if it isn’t registered with Council. 

To view all fees and charges related to pets and animals click here.