Wellington Pound

The Pound at Wellington is managed by Dubbo Regional Council. The pound is provided as a service to residents in Wellington and surrounding areas for lost and stray cats and dogs.

The pound keeps dogs and cats protected until their owners can be found, and endeavours to re-home others .  Fees apply for the release of impounded animals and all animals must be registered before their release.  

Location and Opening Hours

The Wellington Pound is located at the rear of the Wellington Works Depot on Amaroo Drive.

The Pound is not manned on a continuous basis.  If access is required please call the Ranger on 02 6801 4000 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday.

Surrender cages are located at the pound and are available Monday to Saturday.  The Surrender cages are closed when the Ranger is not on duty. 

Fees and charges

By law all animals must be microchipped and registered before leaving the Shelter. Registration fees are prescribed by the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998.  Council cannot reduce these fees and they must be paid in full before your pet is released.

2018/2019 Council Fees

  • Release - $33

  • Release (repeat offender) - $94

  • Maintenance - $30/day

  • Vet costs - actual cost + 12.5%

  • Microchipping - $35

2018/2019 Registration fees

  • Not desexed - $207

  • Desexed - $57

  • Desexed, pensioner - $24

  • Desexed, adopted from Council/RSPCA - $28.50

 Further information on Microchipping and Registration

Last Edited: 30 Jul 2018

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