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 Nambucca Valley Council on (02) 6568 2555 from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

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

This information should include:

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 Bellingen, Kempsey or Coffs Harbour, phone them to see if your pet has been handed into them.

Any missing animal reports will be displayed here 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 that appears aggressive, 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.

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

This information should include:

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If you wish to confirm any information relating to lost animals, please contact Council on (02) 6568 2555 from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

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