Any animal found wandering at large (not under the effective control of a person) in a public place or on a private property can be impounded by an authorised officer.
To view animals currently impounded or animals available for adoption, please visit: www.maranoa.qld.gov.au/find-a-lost-or-impounded-animal.
Reclaiming an Animal from the Roma Pound Facility
Council Officers will contact the dog's recorded owner directly if the dog is registered and/or microchipped. Dogs will be impounded for five working days. If a dog is not registered or microchipped, it will be held for a period of three days, after which it is temperament tested and assessed whether suitable for adoption.
If you believe a dog being held at Roma Pound facility belongs to you, please contact Council's Community Safety Team on 1300 007 662.
Adopting a Dog from the Roma Pound Facility
All dogs are temperament tested and assessed as being suitable for adoption. Every effort is made to match the right pet owner with the right pet.
To ensure the best start for your new pet, the adoption fee includes microchipping, de-sexing and registration. All relevant fees are to be paid prior to release from the pound.
If you are interested in adopting a dog from the Roma Pound Facility contact Council's Community Safety Team on 1300 007 662.
Pound Fees and Charges
Payment for release is made at the Roma Customer Service Centre between 8.20am and 3pm, Monday to Friday. Collection times are 3pm - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday only, at the Community Hub, 57 Bungil Street, Roma. Receipt of payment must be presented to Council's Community Safety officer at the time of collection of your pet.
Fees and charges (2016/2017)
Council charges a daily rate for sustenance/feeding. Additional charges to have the animal released include:
Registered Dogs - Please Note: Infringements for wandering at large can apply.
- 1st Offence (microchipped) - $41.50
- 1st Offence (not microchipped) - $107.00
- 2nd Offence (within 12 months) - $205.00
- 3rd Offence (within 12 months) - $410.00
Unregistered Dogs - Please note: Infringements for non-registration will apply.
- 1st Offence - $129.00
- Plus registration fee – dependant on whether the dog is de-sexed, microchipped, etc.
- Plus microchipping fee - $65.50
Complaints can be submitted via Council's Customer Service Centres on:
Phone: 1300 007 662
In person: At your nearest customer service centre.
- Biosecurity Queensland, a service of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, is the government's lead agency for animal welfare activities in Queensland. They develop, monitor and enforce animal welfare policy, legislation and standards, and educate the community about animal welfare.
- www.ehp.qld.gov.au - Department of Environment and Heritage Protection cares for nuisance, sick, injured and orphaned wildlife and relocate them to other areas.
- www.boobook.biz - BooBook are local consultants and experienced in ecology, species identification, trapping and handling native wildlife and environmental management.
- www.rspca.org.au - The RSPCA is a community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. The Maranoa does not have a local center however, resources can be viewed and services accessed from the webpage.
- www.health.qld.gov.au/public-health - The rules for animals in outdoor dining areas are outlined under the Queensland Food Act 2006. Visit Queensland Health website.