Have you lost or found an animal?

If your pet is missing.

If your pet is missing, there are a number of things you can do to help find it.

Fill out the 'Report A Missing Pet' form below, or contact Ballina Shire Council on 66861210 from 8:15am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. During weekends, public holidays and after hours please contact Council's After Hours Monitoring Service on 66266954 and a message will be forwarded with your details to the Ranger on call.

Describe your pet giving as much relevant information as you can.

This information should include:

  • Breed description
  • Colour
  • Gender
  • Name and Age
  • Micro-chip number
  • Colour of collar
  • Date and location animal went missing
  • Any other distinctive identifying features.

We also recommend contacting local veterinary clinics. People often drop off found or injured animals to their local vet. They may also take stray animals there to have them scanned for a microchip.

Many local radio stations also provide a free 'lost and found' announcement on air.

If you have still not located your pet, gather up as many family and friends as you can and go for a walk around the neighbourhood. Carry out a door knock and ask if your pet has been sighted in the area.

Be prepared to walk a reasonable distance as even the smallest of dogs can cover a lot of ground, particularly if they have been frightened or spooked by fireworks or a storm. Remember to call your pets name while you look.

Ask permission of local shop owners and put up photographs and posters of your missing animal. If you live close to one of the neighbouring Councils such as Richmond Valley, Lismore, Kyogle or Byron Shires, phone them to see if your pet has been handed into them.

  • Richmond Valley Council: 02 6660 0300
  • Lismore City Council: 13 0081 8387
  • Byron Shire Council 02 6626 7000

Any missing animal reports will be displayed for 90 days then automatically archived.

Report A Missing Pet

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What to do if you have found an animal

If you see a roaming dog and are unable to approach the dog, due to its aggressive nature, DO NOT APPROACH THE ANIMAL.

Remember that stray animals can be disoriented, out of their comfort zone or in an unfamiliar environment and are often distressed as a result. Never put yourself or anyone else at risk of being attacked or bitten. Remember, even the smallest of dogs can have a nasty bite.

If you happen to come across a stray animal that is not with its owner or handler there are a number of things you can do, firstly ensuring it is safe to do so.

  • Check to see if the animal is wearing any form of identification such as an engraved disk on a collar. Look for a phone number and call the number to make arrangements for collection of the animal.
  • Immediately contact Ballina Shire Council on 66861210 to inform our friendly staff that you have found an animal, and wish to arrange for a ranger to collect the animal.

Describe the animal giving as much relevant information as you can.

This information should include:

  • Breed description
  • Colour
  • Gender
  • Name and Age
  • Micro-chip number
  • Colour of collar
  • Date and location animal went missing
  • Any other distinctive identifying features.

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Disclaimer

The information contained on this site is provided as a community service by Ballina Shire Council. This page is normally updated during the course of each working day. However, there may be occasions when this information is not updated (e.g. due to technical problems).

If you wish to confirm any information relating to lost animals, please contact Council on 02 66861 210 from 8:30am to 4:30pm , Monday to Friday

Ballina Shire Council does not accept any responsibility for matters arising from the use of the information contained on this site.

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