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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.  Caring and handling  wildlife requires specialist skills and training.  The best thing you can do to help the animal is contact a trained professional who can give the animal the care it needs.

Wildlife Victoria run an emergency support line between 6:40am – 8:30pm AEST 7 days a week – Call them on (03) 8400 7300

If Wildlife Victoria are unavailable or unable to assist contact them at the shelter directly on 0409 380 327 and they will do their best to assist.

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: