This section contains useful information on services provided by the West Wyalong Pound and the Ranger.
Update as of 10am Friday 14 October 2016
Council has received reports of a parvovirus outbreak. The Council pound has been closed temporarily. No animals will be accepted at the pound until the outbreak has passed. If you require assistance with an animal issue during this period, please contact Council’s Ranger on 69722266 during business hours or after hours on 0418 402 350 if the matter is urgent.
To protect your pets from parvovirus please ensure that your dog is up to date with their vaccinations. Symptoms of parvovirus include: loss of appetite, severe vomiting, diarrhoea (this may contain blood), dehydration, weakness. Your dog may not display all these symptoms, if you are unsure about whether your dog may have contracted parvovirus please contact your vet.
To arrange the release of your animal from the West Wyalong Pound you will need to make an appointment with a Ranger on 6972 2266.
Please note that all impounded animals must be microchipped and registered before being released from the pound.
You will need to provide suitable personal identification such as a driver's licence, and any other appropriate documentation for your animal eg sterilisation certificate, microchipping form.
Adoption and Rehousing
Council endeavours to rehouse suitable unwanted cats and dogs from the West Wyalong Pound. Any person wishing to adopt an animal from the pound should contact Council's Rangers on 6972 2266 to make an appointment for an adoption consultation.
If you find you are unable to continue to care for your cat or dog you should make all attempts to rehouse the animal. Council's Rangers can direct you towards assistance.
Any person wishing to register a cat or dog can do so at Council's Offices at 2-6 Shire Street, West Wyalong between 8.30am and 4.30pm weekdays. You will need to bring the necessary documentation such as microchip details, sterilization certificate, breeder's card or pension card.
Council's Rangers work between 8.30am and 4.30pm weekdays. Rangers do not pick up stray dogs after hours. Stray dogs may be deposited in the deposit pen located at the West Wyalong Pound. In the event of an emergency outside these working hours, contact Council's After Hours Duty Officer on 0418 402 350.
Council's Rangers handle complaints regarding the following animal issues:
- Roaming and stray dogs
- Dogs off leash
- Barking dogs
- Dogs in prohibited areas eg school grounds, children's playgrounds, food preparation areas
- Nuisance dogs and cats
- Dog attacks
- Stock on roads
Complaints must be telephoned through to Council's Customer Service Officers on 6972 2266 so they are immediately registered on Council's complaint system and forwarded to the relevant officer for action.
Rangers undertake regular patrols of West Wyalong, Wyalong and surrounding villages to monitor animal management issues.
Council's Rangers are available to undertake education presentations in relation to companion animals for school and community groups upon request.
Arrangements for presentations need to be made by contacting the Manager Community Services on 6972 2266 during business hours.
Manager Development Services
02 6972 2266 (ph)
02 6972 2145 (fax)