The Ballarat Animal Shelter is closed to the public. The  adoption of animals can only be requested via appointment made directly with the Shelter on 5334 2075 and will be conducted under strict COVID-19 regulations.  The City of Ballarat’s pound services - the collection and release of stray pets - is still operating. Please call 5334 2075 to make arrangements to collect your pet. If you find a lost cat or dog call the City of Ballarat’s Customer Service team on 5320 5500 to request assistance from an Animal Ranger. We are pleased that so many animals have been adopted over the past few weeks and are now in their new homes. We are very thankful for your ongoing support of the shelter and our resident animals. Our team will continue to work with the animals in our care. Visit  the Ballarat Animal Shelter Facebook page for more information as it becomes available.

Owning pets is very rewarding. They provide us with company, stress relief and unconditional love.

It's important to also understand what it takes to be a responsible pet owner.