Lost and found animals

Lost and found animals
Read about what you can do if you have lost, or find, a pet. lost found pet animal cat dog pound canterbury bankstown Losing a pet is incredibly stressful, so we have measures in place to help you avoid such occurrences, and to find it if lost. Find out what to do when you find a pet, too.


​​What to do if you LOSE your cat or dog 

  • ​Contact Council on 9707 9000 to notify us that the animal is missing.
  • Check the Canterbury-Bankstown Animal Shelter on a daily basis.
  • Ask around the neighbourhood and check with your neighbours.
  • Check lost and found advertisements in the local newspapers – you may even like to place your own advertisement in the paper.
  • Check the local vet clinics for injured or stray animals.

​What to do if you FIND a cat or dog 

  • ​Check for an identification/registration tag and, if the animal is wearing a name tag, phone the owner.
  • Check the papers for lost cat and dog announcements.
  • Ask around the neighbourhood to see if anyone has lost their cat or dog.
  • Take the animal to the pound. 
  • If you can't find the owner within a reasonable amount of time, you are required by law to contact Council on 9707 9000 or take the animal to the pound. Failure to do so will ​incur a fine. 

​Contact

​For more information, or to report a lost or found pet, contact Council's ​Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000. ​