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Stray, injured or dead animals

Council provides assistance in relation to a number of animal issues including stray or feral cats, straying livestock, abused animals, dead animals on the roadside or dead marine life.

Council is able to help with a number of animal issues and concerns.

Feral or stray cats

If a feral or stray cat causes a nuisance on your property, you can borrow a cage from council to catch the animal. There is no cost to use the cage, however it is important that you contact the pound on 07 5439 8000 to confirm availability prior to collecting a trap. If you catch a stray or feral cat, you can take it to the animal pound. If you cannot take the cage to the animal pound, please contact council. A council officer will collect the animal.


To report livestock straying onto public roads, contact council.

If livestock has strayed onto your property, it is your responsibility to find the owner. This also applies if you do not know who owns them. As a last resort, property owners may impound the livestock and call council for more advice. Please note that council reserves the right not to impound livestock in these cases.

Dead animals

To report a dead animal on the road or on council-owned land, contact council to arrange removal.

Dead marine life

Council is responsible to the disposal of deceased carcasses. Carcasses will either be towed 10 nautical miles out to sea, buried or removed to landfill.

The best and cheapest course of action is for the marine animal to be towed out to sea. There are a lot of ecosystem benefits to the carcass remaining at sea and in the system. It provides an incredible food resource for our oceanic scavengers both when floating and as the carcass falls to the bottom of the ocean.

Abused, injured or neglected animals

To report abused, injured or neglected animals on the Sunshine Coast, contact:

RSPCA Noosa Refuge
Hollett Road

Phone: (07) 5449 1371 or 1800 812 188

or visit the RSPCA website.