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Stray Dog - Found

During Normal Business Hours

8.15am till 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Should you find a stray dog please call the Council.  If it is safe and you are able to secure the dog in a yard or by a lead thus preventing the dog from free roaming.  A Council Officer will collect the dog and use all the correct resources to ensure the dog’s owner is found.  It is a misconception that when the Council collects a dog it is going to be destroyed.  The dog will be checked for registration and a microchip.  It is simply the best practice and most likely way for an animal to be reunited with its owner utilising all the modern facilities. Please, under no circumstances should you attempt to secure or remove a dog if it appears aggressive.

Contact the Council during business hours to report a stray dog.

After Hours

Members of the public who have secured a stray dog outside of Council’s normal working hours are encouraged to take the dog to the Dog’s Home (Scotts Rd, Risdon Vale) between the hours of 10.00am and 5.00pm.

Alternatively, they can keep the dog until the next working day and contact the Council administration offices.

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Derwent Valley Council
The Derwent Valley Municipal area is characterised by its ever growing rural townships, green hills and river valley environment. Major features of the Derwent Valley municipality include its land and fresh water resources.
Contact Council
Circle Street
PO Box 595
New Norfolk Tas 7140
Fax: 03 6261 8546
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
8:15am to 5:00pm
(Closed on Public Holidays)