Frequently Asked Questions

Why does it cost to adopt a pet from the SEAWL?

Adoption fees assist the SEAWL in covering the cost of preparing animals for their new homes.

Adoption fees include worm and flea treatment, first F3 and C5 vaccination, parvovirus vaccination, vet health check and reduced cost of desexing and is considerably cheaper than purchasing a dog or cat from a pet store or breeder.

Guide to the costs involved with purchasing a cat

Your CostsSEAWL

Cost of cat
Purchased from a pet shop or newspaper advert

$0 - $50 Included
De-sex operation
Approx costing as this depends on weight
$100 - $200 Included
F3 Vaccination
First vaccination only
$60 - $70 Included
Worming $5 Included
Flea Treatment $15 Included
Vet health check $60 - $75 Included
Total Cost $240 - $415 $160*

*Kittens $209 (inc GST)

Guide to the costs involved with purchasing a dog

Your CostsSEAWL

Cost of dog
Purchased from a pet shop or newspaper advert

$150 - $800 Included
De-sex operation
Approx costing as this depends on weight
$225 - $350 Included
C5 Vaccination
First vaccination only
$70 Included
Worming $5 - $15 Included
Flea Treatment $20 Included
Parvo virus vaccination $40 - $60 Included
Vet health check $60 - $75 Included
Total Cost $570 - $1,390 $295*ˆ

*Puppies under 6 months of age $385 (inc GST)
ˆPurebred dogs may be subject to higher fees, on a case by case basis

How do I surrender an animal?

It is the responsibility of pet owners to explore all possible avenues of rehoming their pet before surrendering the animal to the SEAWL. For more information about animal surrender please contact the SEAWL on (08) 8723 1933.

Who do I contact if I find a lost or abandoned dog or cat?

If you find a lost or abandoned animal please contact Mount Gambier City Council on (08) 8721 0444.