Community Animal Shelter & Pound

The Mornington Peninsula Shire Community Animal Shelter & Pound has been caring for cats, dogs and the occasional livestock for more than 30 years. The Shelter and Pound are open to the public by appointment 363 days per year. Anyone wanting to adopt a cat or dog from the Shelter is welcome to do so, pets available for adoption are listed on the Pet Rescue website.

The appointment system is in place to ensure that customers do not have to wait to be assisted and to practically manage the adoption process as the customer service area can only accommodate one appointment at a time

We place a high priority on the welfare of lost pets and work to re-home all unclaimed animals.

The Shire manages the Community Animal Shelter and the Animal Pound in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Management of Dogs and Cats in Shelters and Pounds and is recognised in the industry as maintaining the highest standards.

Our new facility, which is expected to open in August, will offer even better facilities for customers and animals.