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Lost and found pets

Find out how you can locate your lost pet or what you can do if you find a stray animal in the City of Whittlesea.


Epping Animal Welfare Facility

Location: 20 Companion Place, Epping (previously known as Pound Road)

Phone: 8401 6200


Opening hours:

  • Monday -10am-4pm
  • Tuesday - 10am-4pm
  • Wednesday - 12pm-6.30pm
  • Thursday - 10am-4pm
  • Friday - 10am-4pm
  • Weekends and public holidays - 10am-2pm

Closed on Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday.

Lost pets

If your pet is missing:

If you pet is not at the pound, RSPCA Victoria offers more advice on finding your lost pet.

Collecting your pet from the pound
You can collect your lost pet from the pound for a fee during opening hours (you'll need to bring proof of your pet's current animal registration to have your pet released).

Found a lost or stray pet

If you find or sight a stray or wandering/roaming animal contact us on 9217 2170 for instructions (outside of business hours, you'll be directed through to our after-hours service).

Be careful when approaching stray animals, they may be afraid and attack. If the

Animal Adoptions

The Epping Animal Welfare Facility will be accommodating animal adoptions where possible and we welcome your adoption enquiry.  You can apply using our online Adoption Form.  Pets available for adoption through the Epping Animal Welfare Facility can be seen on the Whittlesea Pets Facebook page.

Council appreciates you taking the time to complete this application. It is extremely important to Council that pets are adopted into households that are suited to both the pet and the household.  Identifying suitability takes time, upon review and approval we will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you for considering adopting a pet that needs a loving home.


Other adoption facilities to contact if you are wanting to adopt a pet: