Community Ranger Service and After Hours Animal Management Service

Council Community Rangers offer a wide variety of services to the community including an after-hours service for emergency animal situations.

Community Ranger Service

Council's Community Rangers and Compliance Officer are able to investigate and commence legal action on a variety of issues during Council business hours.

Issues include (but are not limited to):

  • unsightly land
  • fire prevention activities
  • abandoned or unregistered vehicles
  • illegal dumping and litter
  • wandering livestock
  • wandering dogs
  • dog attacks
  • dangerous dogs
  • animal cruelty
  • animal welfare
  • nuisance animals
  • excess animals.

To register a request or complaint, please contact Council on (03) 5832 9700 or visit the Council office, 90 Welsford Street Shepparton during office hours.

Requests can also be submitted online. Please do not submit requests regarding emergency situations or urgent requests via the website or email as these may not be received in a timely manner. Urgent requests include dog attacks, dogs wandering, livestock wandering, and animal welfare concerns.

After Hours Animal Management Service

Council offers an emergency after hours ranger service from 5pm to 8.15am Monday to Friday and all hours of the weekend, to deal with Animal Management and Local Laws emergencies, including:

  • livestock on Council-controlled roads
  • dog attacks
  • injured animals
  • other situations deemed by an authorised officer to be an emergency.

For an emergency please contact Council on (03) 5832 9700, and to report an animal emergency, please press 1. If you wish to report a local laws emergency, please press 2.

Non-emergency situations including enquiries for the Animal Shelter, reports of uncontained dogs, noise issues and burning off in residential or commercial areas are dealt with during business hours and will not be attended to by our after hours service.

Please report non emergencies by calling (03) 5832 9700 during business hours.