Our aim is to reunite any lost animals with their owners. We strongly encourage microchipping animals as the best way to do this.
If Council finds your pet with any type of identification and/or registration tag, you will be contacted by a Mount Isa City Council Local Laws Officer. Pets often lose their collar/tag, so it is important to have your pet microchipped too. Remember to advise Council and the microchip registry if your contact details change so they can update your records.
Don't forget to notify Council of your lost pet as soon as possible. This information assists our Officers in making a match if your pet is impounded without identification.
If the owner of the animal can be identified, Council will attempt to contact them and if they are available immediately, return the animal. If the owner is unknown, non contactable or not immediately available, the animal will be taken to the Mount Isa City Council Pound.
All impounded animals are held at the Pound for a minimum of 3 days if the owner is not identifiable or 5 days if the owner is identifiable. After this time animals may be rehomed or euthanised.
If the animal is suitable to be rehomed, we will always advertise on our Mount Isa City Council Pound Facebook page, and do our best to find a suitable home for the animal.