Lost or Found Animals

If your pet has gone missing and you are unsure where to start looking, or if you have found a stray animal and are unsure what to do with it, please contact Council immediately.

We will need an accurate description of the animal you have lost or found:

  • height
  • colour
  • breed
  • sex
  • distinguishing features
  • registration and microchip details if known

and contact details for yourself in case the animal is reported after you have called.

You should also contact the SPCA on 03 547 7171 and locals vets.

 How to Get your Impounded Dog Released from the Shelter

  • Contact us to advise us that your dog may be in our pound.
  • Arrange to go to the pound, and confirm that it is your dog.
  •  You will need to pay the release fees at Council and take your receipt with you to pick up your dog.
  •  The Dog Control Officer will be contacted to arrange a pick up time.
  • The dog may need to be microchipped or registered before it can be released.  We will discuss any further requirements with you when you come in to pay the release fee.

You have seven days to claim your dog from our pound. If a dog is not claimed by it's owner then Tasman District Council takes responsibility for the dog.

Any dog impounded on a second occasion must be microchipped before its release.

Any unregistered dog that has been impounded must be registered and microchipped before its release.

Tasman District Council Dog Shelter