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Lost and found animals

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A photo of an animal services ranger with a dog at Lake Weeroona

Dogs and cats that are caught wandering around or lost are taken to the Bendigo Animal Relief Centre (BARC).  

Animals that are picked up are held there for 8 days. If their owner comes forward within that 8-day period, they will be required to pay a release fee. Only dogs or cats that are registered can be released from the pound. Go to pet registration

Any dog or cat that is impounded and is not claimed within the 8-day time period becomes the property of Council and may be sold or destroyed. 


Pipers Lane, East Bendigo, adjacent to the Bendigo Aerodrome.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10am–4pm 
Sunday and public holidays 10am–12noon.

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For more information please contact us on 03 5441 2209

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Did you know you can log requests online?

This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.

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