A Community Inspectors first concern is for the safety of a dog which is found wandering and not under effective control of its owner. Lost dogs are often frightened, not traffic smart and react negatively to strangers, placing the dog and the safety of the general public at risk. Dogs are impounded to ensure that they are contained and cared for until their owners claim them.
The Animal Welfare League, located at 4 Hewittson Road, Edinburgh North operates as the pound facility for the City of Playford. All stray animals picked up by the council are held at the facility for 72 hours.
Under the Dog and Cat Management Act there are clear legislative requirements regarding the impounding of dogs and the disposal of impounded dogs. Found dogs must be reported to council immediately so that every attempt to reunite the dog with its owner can be made.
Animal Welfare League cannot release your dog without approval from Council.
Impounded fee of $60 per dog
Please note a further $15 each day or part thereof is charged after the first day of impoundment per dog.
The City of Playford will not release impounded dogs unless all fees and charges relating to the impoundment of the dog are paid and the dog is currently registered as per the requirement under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995. The employees of the Animal Welfare League are not responsible for processes relating to impoundment, return of the dog, fees and charges. Animal Welfare League acts only in the capacity of pound caretaker for the City of Playford.
Please see the list below of the dogs impounded by council in the last 7-10 days. If your dog is not on the list, please phone customer service to report your lost dog (24 Hour service)
If your dog is on the impound list please contact Playford Council as soon as possible to advise when you would like to collect your dog and we can arrange a release for you.
The Animal Welfare League now have EFTPOS facilities to take payments over the weekend. During the week payments remain the same and must be made at one of Council’s Customer Care locations. For more information on our Customer Care locations and opening hours please visit our contact page.
City of Playford
Telephone: 8256 0333 (24 hours)
Animal Welfare League Northern Annexe
Telephone: 8256 0000
|American Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Cross)||BLACK||M||21/02/2017||0514|
|Australian Cattle Dog (Cross)||TAN & BROWN||F||19/02/2017||0504|
|Australian Kelpie (Cross)||WHITE, BLACK PATCH ON RUMP & SPECKS ON EARS||F||16/02/2017||0497|
|Border Collie (Cross)||BLACK & WHITE||F||19/02/2017||0505|
|Cavalier King Charles (Cross)||WHITE WITH BROWN PATCHES||M||15/02/2017||0491|
|Chihuahua Long Coat (Cross)||WHITE WITH BROWN PATCHES||F||15/02/2017||0492|
|Chihuahua Smooth Coat (Cross)||TAN & BROWN||M||18/02/2017||0502|
|Mastiff (Cross)||BRINDLE WITH WHITE ON CHEST & TOES||M||23/02/2017||0522|
|Shar-Pei (Cross)||TAN & BROWN||M||22/02/2017||0521|
|Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Cross)||BLACK & TAN WITH WHITE MARKINGS||F||MICROCHIPPED||15/02/2017||0494|
|Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Cross)||TAN & BROWN||F||18/02/2017||0503|
|Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Cross)||BRINDLE & WHITE||F||19/02/2017||0507|
|Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Cross)||BRINDLE & WHITE||F||MICROCHIPPED||20/02/2017||0513|