Pets & Animals
Through these pages we envisage to increase community awareness about responsible pet ownership and legislation that governs the keeping of animals.
As a responsible pet owner you have an obligation to care for the health and well-being of your animal.
The following pets have been rescued from the streets of Townsville. They have not had registration disks or any form of identification on them to allow us to return them home.
All animals available for adoption at the Townsville Animal Shelter have been vet checked, desexed, microchipped and registered or approved. Please note that adoptions are by appointment only.
Information on registering your dog or cat and animal management legislation.
Information, processes and legislation relating to dog attacks.
A listing of designated "off leash" areas across the city.
Information on why dogs bark and what residents can do to solve the problem.
Your animals are your responsibility and here is information to assist you with your pets during a disaster.
There are several permanent and temporary flying fox camps around the Townsville region, including in the mangroves at the mouth of most of our major waterways (Bohle, Ross and Haughton Rivers) as well as smaller camps closer to urban areas and on Magnetic island.