Gosford City Animal Shelter - contact details and fees.
The Gosford City Animal Shelter is located at Pateman Road, Erina and is managed and operated by Gosford Dog Paws.
Hours of Operation
The animal shelter is open to the public during the following hours:
- From 10.00am to 12.00pm and 12.30pm to 4.00pm on weekdays and
- Between 10.00am to 12 noon on both Saturdays and Sundays.
The Animal Shelter can be contacted by telephone on (02) 4304 4350. The contact hours are as follows:
- From 10.00am to 12.00pm and 12.30pm to 4.00pm during weekdays and
- Between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon on Saturdays and Sundays.
Gosford City Council charges release fees for all impounded animals. These fees are current as of May 2008, but are subject to change. Make sure to check with Gosford City Animal Shelter to confirm these fees.
A companion animal that is taken into custody of a council pound must be registered under the Companion Animals Act 1998 (ie: microchipped and lifetime registered) when it is returned to its owner from that custody. This applies whether or not the animal is registered under the 1966 Dog Act (ie: annual council registration).
Release conditions must be met and release fees paid in full before the release of any animal.
Release Fees - Companion Animals
- Day 1 - $35.00
- Day 2-4 $60.00
- Day 5-9 $120.00
- Day 10-14 $210.00
A pension discount of 10% may apply.
Registration Fees - Companion Animals Act, 1998
- $15.00 - Desexed animal owned by an eligible pensioner.
- $40.00 - For a desexed animal.
- $40.00 - Animal that is not desexed and that is kept by a recognised breeder for breeding purposes.
- $150.00 - An animal that is not desexed (except one kept by a recognised breeder for breeding purposes).
Assistance Animals are required to be microchipped and registered but there is not registration fee.
Note: Assistance animal refers to a guide dog, a dog trained to assist a person in activities where hearing is required and any other animal trained to assist a person to alleviate the effect of a disability.
Working Dogs are not required to be microchipped and registered but it is recommended for the protection of the dog.
Note: Working dog means a dog used primarily for the purpose of droving, tending, working or protecting stock, and includes a dog being trained as a working dog.
Greyhounds registered with the Greyhound Racing Authority Act 1985 are not required to be microchipped and registered but it is recommended for the protection of the dog.
When you register you will need
- A certificate of microchipping or a letter from your vet.
- Proof of desexing from your vet or a statutory declaration.
- Any documents which entitle you to a discount.
The Gosford City Animal Shelter is an impounding and adoption facility. Dogs are available to be viewed by members of the public once the impounding period is completed.