The Orange City Pound is a purpose-built facility designed to care for the city’s stray cats and dogs until they are reunited with their owners or adopted out to rescue organisations.
The pound is designed with the welfare of animals as the main priority. The pound contains insulated kennels for 32 dogs and 18 cages for cats, as well as four undercover kennels at the front of the facility for dogs to be dropped off outside of hours.
The building is equipped with:
- an isolation room for sick pets to prevent the spread of disease,
- a veterinarian room,
- a cat room separate from where the dogs are kept,
- a hydro-bath and
- grassed exercise yards.
Our pound is designed for cats and dogs only. All other pets without a home, should be taken to the Orange RSPCA in William Street.
The four drop-off kennels at the entrance to the pound are for the city’s stray dogs only. The kennels are secure, so once a dog is put in the kennel and the door is closed, it cannot be accessed by the public. Please call the pound as soon as you leave a dog in the kennel so staff can arrange to move the dog inside as soon as possible. It’s also helpful to staff if you can tell them where you found the dog. This information will make it easier to reuniting it with its owner.
Generally, our staff will only be at the pound during business hours and on weekends. Please consider this when dropping off a dog in the after-hours cages overnight.
The drop-off kennels are only designed for dogs because roaming dogs are a potential safety concern for the community and need to be housed somewhere safe to protect themselves and people. Cats should not be left in the kennels. If you would like to drop off a cat, please phone the pound.
Orange City Council rangers will attend call-outs after hours, only when there is a risk to people’s safety.
If your pet is microchipped and is missing from your home, it’s best to update the NSW Pet Registry and list your pet as missing. If your pet makes its way to the Orange pound, it will be scanned as soon as it enters the pound. If its microchip details are up to date, you will be called.
If your pet is not microchipped, check our Reuniting Orange’s Pets Facebook page. Photos of all found pets are posted on this page.
Cats and dogs, unable to be reunited with their owners and are suitable for re-homing are offered to a range of animal rescue organisations. If you are interested in adopting a pet it’s best you contact a local rescue group. In the coming months the pound will begin adopting out pets direct from the facility. Those pets will be advertised on our website and our Reuniting Orange Pet’s Facebook page.
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