Impounded Pets

If you have lost your pet, or found one, please notify us on 8256 0333 (24 hours).

Please remember, it is important to be cautious when approaching strange animals. A lost animal may be afraid and attack, so if you are unsure leave any contact to our Officers. If it is friendly, contain it as soon as possible with a leash or on your property. This will make sure it is safe from traffic and other dangers. 

Native Animals: Call Fauna Rescue SA on 8289 0896.

Injured Animals: Call the RSPCA on 1300 477 22, or take it to a local vet so they can take necessary action.


Found Pets

Council takes animals which are not microchipped, registered, or have no identification to the Animal Welfare League (AWL), where they will be held for 7 to 10 days at 4 Hewittson Road, Edinburgh North. 

You can view photos of all impounded pets on the AWL's What to do if I lose my dog? webpage.

How can I reclaim my dog?

To reclaim your dog, visit our Customer Care team at Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth between 9am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The Animal Welfare League is able to release your dog on weekends and public holidays between 10am – 4pm, release fees will be processed by the Animal Welfare League.

For more information: Fact Sheet - Impounded Dogs(689 kb)

Please note: there is a fee of $60 per dog for impoundment, with a further $15 per day. We cannot release impounded dogs until fees and charges have been paid and your animal is registered.


Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
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