Lost and available animals

Stray and surrendered animals in Upper Hunter Shire are formally impounded at Scone animal shelter. Payment of 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 scanned for a microchip 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
5 Result(s) Found

Two Lost Dogs

Found on 18 April 2024

  • Breed : White and Tan male dogs
  • Colour : White and Tan
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Additional Info : Two lost dogs found on Oxford Road, Scone. They seem to be known to each other. Unfortunately their microchip details appear to be outdated.

Tagged as: Dog

Bart and Lisa Cats

Found on 16 April 2024

  • Breed : Domestic Cat
  • Colour : Silver Tabby
  • Sex : Other
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Additional Info : Two cats Bart and Lisa are identical looking siblings. They would make the perfect shed cats for any property. Bart is very sociable, Lisa is happy when she knowns her brother is close by.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as: Cat


Found on 10 April 2024

  • Breed : Cattle Dog
  • Colour : Blue
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Additional Info : Levi is a 4-year-old male cattle dog who has a great personality. He loves to have cuddles and to be close to you. Levi is good with other dogs but is not suitable with cats.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as: Dog

Scruff - Wolfhound Cross

Found on 12 February 2024

  • Breed : Wolfhound Cross
  • Colour : Tan
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : No
  • Additional Info : Scruff is a magnificent Wolfhound cross, aged between 3-4 years old. He may be slow to open up, but once he does, he shows affection. He is very observant and calm around other dogs. Scruff loves nothing more then having a ball thrown around.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as: Dog


Found on 13 November 2023

  • Breed : Great Dane x Cattle Dog
  • Colour : Black with white markings
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : Yes
  • Additional Info : Blue is a gentle 6 year old Great Dane cross. He lives for the ball and loves nothing more then running around and burning energy. He is a very sweet and loving dog with a gentle demeanour. Blue is looking for someone who has plenty of room for him to move.
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as: Dog

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Adoption Costs

There are minimal fees associated with adoption however prospective owners need to comply with the Companion Animals Act. Please contact us to discuss costs.


What to do if you find a lost or stray animal?

If you find a lost dog or cat wearing a collar or tag, please contact its owner first.

If the owner cannot be contacted, contact Council on 6540 1100 to arrange drop off or discuss pick up options. Alternatively, you can take the lost cat or dog to your nearest vet.