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Lost and Found Dogs and Cats


Lost Dogs and Cats

If you have lost your dog or cat please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 02 9392 5000 to lodge a report. You will be asked to provide a detailed description of your dog’s/cat’s colour, breed, gender, whether he/she is wearing a collar, is he/she microchipped etc.

Please ensure your details on your cat’s/dog’s microchip are correct and up to date.

Cats and dogs may be impounded at:

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home

77 Edward Street, Carlton.
Ph: 9587 9611
Fax: 9588 9569
Website: Sydney Dogs and Cats Home website

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Viewing Hours for Dogs:
Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 10.00am - 2.00pm

Viewing Hours for Cats:
Normal opening hours.

Please contact Sydney Dogs and Cats Home regularly to check if your cat has been impounded. Council recommends you personally visit the pound regularly also.

Council also recommends you consider taking the following action;

  • Contact your local Veterinary Hospitals in the area and adjoining areas
  • Contact and visit the RSPCA (ph 9770 7555) and/or the Animal Welfare League (Ph 9606 9333)
  • Place an Ad in the local paper
  • Speak to your local shop owner about placing an Ad in their shop
  • Speak to your neighbours and ask them to search their premises, inside sheds, under the house etc

Found Dogs

Leichhardt Council Officers may collect stray and lost dogs between 6.00am and 4.00pm. Phone Leichhardt Council on 02 9392 5000. Advise that you have found a dog and provide an accurate description of the dog and the location where the dog was found. If you have contained the dog please ensure you have provided adequate water and shelter. Arrange for a Council Officer to collect the dog and provide your address and contact phone number. No collection will be provided unless the premises are occupied by the resident.

Found Cats

Unlike dogs, cats are not prohibited from roaming the streets, therefore council will not accept cats that are seized by members of the public after being found roaming in a public space.  For cats that have allegedly attacked a person or other animal please contact Council's Rangers on 02 9392 5000.