Impounded animals
Rehoming Organisation Number: R251000154

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Impounded animals

If your dog or cat has been impounded by Kempsey Council it will be necessary to contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 6566 3200 as soon as possible.

Prior to the release of the impounded animal it will be necessary to complete appropriate release documents and pay a release fee which covers boarding and food for the impounded period. If the impounded animal is not registered, microchipping and registration fees will be payable before release.

Impounded animals will be released by appointment only between 8:30am-3pm, Monday to Friday. To make an appointment or for further information, please phone Council's Customer Service Centre on 6566 3200 or visit 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey.

Reclaim or rehome animal

It is a requirement that all animals leaving the pound be microchipped and registered before release.


Desexed animals have a cheaper registration fee. Anyone wishing to have their animal desexed before release are required to obtain a desexing quote and have the animal booked in to a Kempsey vet clinic. You will pay the desexing fees directly to the nominated vet.

Once the microchip and registration fees are paid to Council the animal will be delivered by a Council Ranger to the nominated vet for desexing as arranged by you.

The Kempsey vets are:

  • Macleay Valley Vet Clinic - 42 Belgrave Street, Kempsey. Ph: 6562 7391
  • Kempsey Vet Clinic - 68 Smith Street, Kempsey. Ph: 6562 4962

Further information

All enquires in relation to impounded animals should be made to the Customer Service Centre on
6566 3200.

Under the Companions Animals Act 2008 impounded animals are held for following periods:

  • 7 days if not microchipped
  • 14 days if microchipped

Please note that although the Animals Impounded list on this page updates frequently, there is a chance that the animal you are interested in might have been claimed or adopted.

Early microchipping and registration is highly recommended as well as a collar with tag showing the dogs contact details. Please ensure contact details are updated to enable the safe return of animals to owners in the shortest possible time.

Dog pound location

Aerial view of Frederickton Interchange showing entrance to the dog pound

The road to the dog pound leads off from the northern roundabout of the Frederickton interchange.

Animal cruelty

All neglect or cruelty to animals should be reported directly to the RSPCA - ph: 9770 7555

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