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. 


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

CBCity Animal Holding Facility

651 Bringelly Road

Phone number:  0437 637 849
Web: https://www.facebook.com/CanterburyBankstownAnimalShelter/

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday:  09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Saturday & Sunday:  09:00am – 12:00pm

  • Public Holidays:  Closed

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.