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Animal Adoption

Council does not currently have any animals for adoption.

The North Burnett Regional Council strongly believes in proper animal care and the rewards of responsible pet ownership.

Many of the dogs and cats that are held in the pound would make great family pets and are in the pound because they are abandoned, unwanted or surrendered to Council and are in desperate need of a loving home. Most of these animals end up in the pound through no fault of their own. Sadly though, the animals cannot be held indefinitely and if they are not claimed or re-homed within a given period of time they may be euthanised.

Giving an animal a second chance at a happy life can be very rewarding. Some dogs and cats have had very hard lives prior to coming into our care and may need an owner who can give them special care. If you are interested in adopting any animals from the pound please contact our Compliance Officers on 1300 696 272, and they can discuss with you the suitability of the animal. Animals will only go to homes approved by a Compliance Officer. Animals will only go to a home which meets the minimum requirements of the Animals Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008, as assessed by one of Council's Authorised Officers.

Once you have decided to adopt an animal, you will be required to pay for registration and sign a Statutory Declaration witnessed by a Justice of Peace to say that you will get the animal micro chipped within 2weeks of ownership. The cost of registration for the animal varies depending on whether it is desexed or already micro chipped.


Prices as per Fees and Charges Schedule

Animal Registration Normal Pensioner
Dog - Entire $115.00 $38.00
Dog - Entire & Microchipped $91.00 $31.00
Dog - Entire aged 8 years and older + microchipped and/or desexed $30.00 $12.00
Dog - Desexed $34.00 $12.00
Dog - Desexed aged 8 years and older, Microchipped $30.00 $12.00

Please refer to NBRC's Fees and Charges Schedule for further information regarding Animal Registration.

If you are interested in adopting an animal from Council please contact Councils Compliance Department on 1300 696 272 as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.