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Tenterfield Shire Council will collect and hold stray animals.

Animals that have been captured are held for the following legislative periods, before being destroyed or re-homed.

  • Identified Dogs/Cats – 14 days
  • Unidentified Dogs/Cats – 7 days
  • Livestock – 14 days then sold by public auction

A person who impounds or captures a dog under the Act and does not notify Council is guilty of failure to take a seized dog to the owner or Council pound. Failure to comply warrants a fine of $440.00.

If you find a dog it is your responsibility to notify Council and attempt to locate the owner of the dog.
Should you find livestock roaming free or in a dangerous place please contact Council.

For any enquiries regarding lost stock, please contact the Local Land Services on (02) 6739 1400, during working hours.