Blue Mountains City Council

Animal Control
Animal Control

Provide your pet with food, water, shelter, veterinary care, and most of all, time and companionship.

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Companion Animals - how you can help!

Look after your pet

Attach an ID tag to your pet's collar, stating the pet's name and owner's contact phone number. Keep your pet off the streets and your neighbour's property. Provide your pet with food, water, shelter, veterinary care, and most of all, time and companionship.

It is advisable to lock your cat up at night to prevent your cat from attacking other animals, and contracting diseases.  Studies have revealed cats that are kept in at night live longer.

For information on keeping your cat safe and sound, download the 'Fact Sheet: Responsible Cat Owners' at right.

Control Your Pet

Don't let your pet bother your neighbours by barking or being a nuisance. Obedience training can correct many behaviour problems. To find a dog training club, use the community database search.

For information on dealing with barking dogs, visit NSW EPA website here.

Please note that the Blue Mountains has a leash law which requires that dogs be on-leash when off the owner's premises. In accordance with the Companion Animals Act 1998 and the Local Government Area Act 1993, Council has a number of Dog Off Leash Exercise Areas.

Clean up after your pet

Blue Mountains also has a "Scoop Policy" which requires pet owners to clean up and dispose of animal waste.

Desex your pet

If your female cat or dog is on heat, do not allow her outside unsupervised. Better yet have your pet desexed. This will eliminate unwanted offspring.

For further information email Council or telephone (02) 4780 5000.

Companion Animals Management Plan for 2017-2021

The development of the Companion Animals Management Plan reflects, in part, the fact that Council's role in animal management, which once was simply administrative and regulatory, has changed in keeping with community attitudes and expectations towards a more holistic approach to animal management. Download at right.

RSPCA NSW Community Support Programs

For information on the RSCPA community support programs see RSPCA NSW WEBSITE