Impounded Dogs and Cats housed at the Ballarat RSPCA 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 RSPCA 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

RSPCA Castlemaine

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

Opening Hours 

Monday – Thursday – 10.00am – 5.00pm
Friday – Saturday – 10.00am – 3.00pm
Closed on Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day

RSPCA Ballarat

115A Gillies St S
Alfredton VIC 3350
P: (03) 5334 2075
Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday – 10am–4pm
Sunday – 10am–12pm