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
4 Result(s) Found

Scruff - Wolfhound Cross

Found on 12 February 2024

  • Breed : Wolfhound Cross
  • Colour : Tan
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : No
  • Available for Adoption : Yes

Tagged as: Dog

Lost Ginger Cat

Found on 06 February 2024

  • Location Found : Old Scone Road in Merriwa
  • Breed : Domestic Cat
  • Colour : Ginger
  • Sex : Male
  • Desexed : No
  • Additional Info : A male ginger cat has been spotted on Old Scone Road in Merriwa. Unfortunately he isn't microchipped. He is safe with our Compliance Team. Please contact council if you know this cat.

Tagged as: Cat

Lost Ginger Cat

Found on 01 February 2024

  • Breed : Domestic Cat
  • Colour : Ginger
  • Sex : Female
  • Desexed : No
  • Additional Info : Ginger Cat found along Old Scone Road in Merriwa, She isn't Microchipped. Please contact Council if you know this cat.

Tagged as: Cat

Blue

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.