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Dead & Injured Animals

Impounded Dogs and Cats housed at the Ballarat Animal Shelter are kept for a period of 8 days . If they are not claimed within that period, they may be rehoused or euthanize. (Council has a current Section 81 agreement under the Domestic Animal Act with the Ballarat Animal Shelter for the provision of pound services).

Wildlife matters are not managed by Council. If you find an injured or orphaned animal you can call Wildlife Victoria’s 24 hour state wide Emergency Phoneline on 13 000 WILDLIFE (13 000 94535), the Hepburn Wildlife Shelter on 5348 3932 or Help for Wildlife on 0477 555 611.

Hepburn Shire Veterinary Clinics

Hepburn Veterinary Clinic, 6 Railway Cresent, Daylesford 3460 / 5348 4851

Daylesford Veterinary Practice, 77 Raglan Street, Daylesford, 3460 / 5348 1088

Creswick Veterinary Clinic, 16 Hall Street, Creswick, 3363 / 5345 2054

Greencross Vets Creswick, 71 Albert Street, Creswick, 3363 / 5333 3434

Mount Alexander Animal Welfare

24 Langslow Street
Castlemaine VIC 3450
P: (03) 5472 5277

Opening Hours 

MAAW is open by appointment only. For more information please visit their website:  


Ballarat Animal Shelter

5a Gillingham Place
Alfredton VIC 3350
P: (03) 5334 2075
The Ballarat Animal Shelter is open by appointment only. For more details, visit them on Facebook: 
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