Wandering dogs and cats are taken to the Bendigo Animal Relief Centre (BARC) and held for up to 8 days.
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.
Any dog or cat that is impounded and is not claimed within the 8-day period becomes the property of Council and may be sold or euthanised in accordance with the relevant Code of Practice.
Bendigo Animal Relief Centre
The Bendigo Animal Relief Centre (BARC), provides feed, shelter and medical treatment to animals who have become lost, seized or surrendered.
BARC has a variety of cats, dogs, and occasionally other animals, available for adoption.