Rescued Animals (Dogs/Cats)

Rescue and Reuniting Fee:

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If you believe your pet has been impounded, please contact Council on (07) 4970 0700 as soon as possible to discuss the procedure for release of your animal.

Proof of ownership is required before a receipt will be provided to collect your impounded animal. Identification from the owner may be requested if the animal is microchipped and/or registered with Council. Council procedures now require for animal owners to complete a statutory declaration including drivers licence details for those claiming ownership of an animal that is not registered, microchipped or identifiable as their pet in any way


Impoundment Holding Periods

  • Unregistered Animals are held for a maximum period of three (3) days
  • Registered Animals are held for a maximum period of five (5) days

Animals that are not released within these timeframes may be disposed of by Council.

Rescue fees cover some of the costs associated with Council rescuing your animal and attempting to reunite you with your animal.


Payment Options, Pound Location and Opening Times

To release your animal, it must be registered and payment must be received by Council.

The pound facility does not accept cash, eftpos or cheque payments.


STEP ONE: Contact Council on (07) 4970 0700 to confirm the amount due prior to making payment.

STEP TWO: If your animal is NOT currently registered you will need to complete a new animal registration prior to paying the impoundment fees, click here to visit the online animal registration page.

STEP THREE: Payment can be made online using credit or visa debit card - click here. The payment type is animal impoundment and the register reference is the payment reference number example IMP/20334. This will be provided to you when you contact council.

Owners will be required to show proof of payment prior to release i.e emailed copy of receipt and if required registration email.


All other types of payment and registration can be made prior to collection between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday at a contact centre.

Owners will be given a receipt or provided with the receipt number to take to the pound facility for release of their animal.

No releasing of animals will occur on weekends.

The pound is located at the 17 Albert Road, Gladstone near the Sewerage Treatment Plant..

Opening Hours are:

  • Monday to Friday - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Closed on all Weekends and Public Holidays

There are no public facilities for after hours animal drop offs located at the pound facility. All animals being surrendered for impoundment to the pound facility must be dropped off during business hours. If you wish to surrender an animal for impoundment outside of business hours please contact Council's 24hr Call Centre for further advice on (07) 4970 0700.

Rescued Livestock

Current impounded livestock can be viewed below. For all impounded livestock enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Council's Pest Management Unit on 07 4977 6821. Current fees and charges and requirements for release of livestock will be advised to the owner upon contact with Council.

* Note: The drop down menus will only show the town or animal type of animals that are currently impounded.

* Note: The drop down menus will only show the town or animal type of animals that are currently impounded.

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Search By Animal Type

ID: 915356
Animal Type: Dog, Fox Terrier X
Sex: Female
Colour: black & tan
Collar: collar
Registration: rego & chip located
Possible Animal Name: Bonnie
Location Found: Booth Avenue, Tannum Sands
Impoundment Date From: 06-04-2020
Date Animal Becomes GRC Property: 16-04-2020
Owner Known: Yes

ID: 915355
Animal Type: Cat, Shorthair Dom
Sex: Male
Colour: White/tan
Registration: Nil identification located
Possible Animal Name:
Location Found: Keppel Avenue, CLINTON
Impoundment Date From: 06-04-2020
Date Animal Becomes GRC Property: 14-04-2020
Owner Known: No

ID: 915340
Animal Type: Dog, Bull Mastiff X
Sex: Male
Colour: Brindle
Collar: Grey
Registration: Nil registration, microhip located
Possible Animal Name: Trigger
Location Found: Langmorn Street, RAGLAN
Impoundment Date From: 01-04-2020
Date Animal Becomes GRC Property: 09-04-2020
Owner Known: Yes