Find or Adopt an Animal

​​​Lost Animals

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 of Maranoa Regional Council. If the owner of the animal can be identified, Council will attempt to contact them and if they are available immediately, return the animal. If the owner is unknown, non-contactable or not immediately available, the animal will be taken to Council's Impound Facility.

Every attempt is made to reunite animals with their owner as soon as possible. If Council finds your pet with any type of identification and/or registration tag, you will be contacted by a Council Officer from the Community Safety Team. Pets often lose their collar/tag, so it is important to have your pet microchipped too. Remember to advise Council and the microchip registry if your contact details change so they can update your records.

Don't forget to notify Council of your lost pet as soon as possible. This information assists Community Safety Officers making a match if your pet is impounded without identification.

To view animals currently impounded or animals available for adoption, please visit:​​

Reclaiming an Animal from the Roma Pound Facility
Council Officers will contact the animals recorded owner directly if the animal is registered and/or microchipped. Registered dogs will be impounded for five working days. If a dog is not registered, it will be held for a period of three days. At the end of the impoundment period, all unclaimed dogs are temperament tested and assessed for rehoming/adoption.

To claim your animal from the pound, you must pay the impound release fee and any associated charges. On release all dogs must be registered and microchipped. 

Payment for release can be made at any of the Customer Service Centres between 8.20am and 5pm, 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.

A list of impoundment and registration fees can be found in Council's Fees and Charges Schedule

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. 

The operation of the Roma Pound Facility and the impoundment of dogs is guided by Council Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 and Subordinate Local Law No.2 (Animal Management) 2011 


Adopting a Dog from the Roma Pound Facility
All unclaimed dogs are temperament tested and assessed prior to being made available for adoption. Every effort is made to match the right owner with the right pet.

There is a cost to adopt a dog from Council. This fee assists to cover the costs of responsible dog ownership and includes: de-sexing, micro​chipping​ and registration. This fee is payable prior to collection of your newly adopted pet.

If you are interested in adopting a dog from Maranoa Regional Council contact Council's Community Safety Team on 1300 007 662.  

To view animals currently impounded or animals available for adoption, please visit:​