Council's Ranger has authority to impound straying animals.
Animals are held for the following statutory periods before being :
- Registered dogs - 14 days
- Unregistered dogs - 7 days
- Stock - 7 days then held at the discretion of Council
To report stray animals contact Council on (02) 6850 2300.
Council's Pound caretaker can be contacted on 0429 328 783 (answering service).
Release Fees for impounded animals
Before an impounded animal is released from the Forbes companion
animal holding facility, appropriate fees and charges must be paid to
Council. This can be paid at the Council Administration Office Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm. Unregistered companion animals cannot be released from the pound unless they have been micro chipped and obtained lifetime registration. This can be arranged by Council and the appropriate charges will apply.
Impounding Fee - Registered Cat or Dog (Pensioner 50% Discount) $100
Sustenance Fee – Cat (per day) $12
Sustenance Fee – Dog (per day) $15
Not identified Cat or Dog release fee - not desexed $359.45
Not identified Cat or Dog release fee – desexed $208.50
Not identified Cat or Dog release fee -pensioner desexed $130.95
Identified not registered Cat or Dog release fee - not desexed $299.90
Identified not registered Cat or Dog release fee – desexed $148.90
Identified not registered Cat or Dog release fee - pensioner desexed $68.30
Not identified Dog Release fee -working dog $157.15
Identified Not registered Dog release fee - working dog $92.45