Ipswich Animal Rehoming Centre Renovation Announcement and Stray Dog Finder Guidance 


The Ipswich Animal Rehoming Centre is getting a makeover! From 20 November 2023 to mid-February 2024, Ipswich City Council, in conjunction with the Queensland Government’s Flood Recovery Program, are conducting repairs to the kennel area, which was damaged in the 2022 floods, revitalising the space for our furry friends. 

How you can help stray dogs during this renovation period: 

While we focus on enhancing our facilities, we encourage our community to play an active role in helping stray dogs. 

  1. Immediate action: If you find a stray dog, remember they’re likely close to home. Try to locate their owner in the neighbourhood. Snap a photo and share it on https://www.facebook.com/groups/1403130033323418/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/petsipswich/ and with AWLQ. 
  2. Safety is critical: If the dog is unfriendly, don’t approach. Instead, please take a photo and notify us and the Ipswich City Council. 
  3. Urgent care: If the dog is injured or in poor health, immediately take them to a vet. 
  4. Identification: Check for any ID tags or collars. Share the dog’s photo on social media and with neighbours. 
  5. Microchip scan: Visit a local vet for a complimentary microchip scan. 
  6. Local walk: Sometimes, a walk in the area can lead to recognition by neighbours. 
  7. 48-hour window: If the owner is still not located after two days, please contact your local council. 
  8. Create awareness: Use our Found Pet Flyer Generator to make and distribute flyers in your locality. List it on the Ipswich Community Facebook Pages: 

By following these steps, you can significantly increase the chances of reuniting lost pets with their families, reduce the strain on shelter resources, and support our renovation efforts.