Animal Shelters

Stray and surrendered animals in Upper Hunter Shire are formally impounded at Scone animal shelter. Payment of impounding or adoption fees can be made at any Council administration office. You will need to show your receipt as evidence of payment before you may collect the animal.

Stray animals are microchip scanned by Council staff, who then attempt to contact the owner.

Impounded animals will be available for adoption after the following periods, as per the Companions Animals Act 2008:

  • 7 days if not microchipped
  • 14 days if microchipped

Scone Animal Shelter

Address: Rear of the Bill Rose Sports Complex, Kingdon Street, Scone.

Open by appointment only. Contact Council on 02 6540 1100 to make an appointment.