Losing an animal can be distressing. If your dog or cat has a microchip and is registered, then you can easily be reunited. There are some things you should know and some things you can do if you have lost your favourite friend.

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If you have lost a dog or cat
If you have found a dog or cat
Sick or injured pets
Collecting you pet from the pound
Other animals
If you find a dead animal
 

If you have lost a dog or cat

Check around your property and ask your neighbours to do the same. If cats are sick or injured they may lay low and are unlikely to call out. So, look and listen carefully.

If you cannot locate your pet then please email rehomingBMCC@rspcansw.org.au, or ring 0456 597 266 (the pound) or your local vet.

If your pet has not been reported contact us and talk to Ranger Services. They regularly patrol areas and will keep a look out. Refer also to the community groups on Facebook - Blue Mountains Lost & Found - Pets & Everything.

If you have found a dog or cat

If you find a dog you don’t know wandering off leash, and if it feels comfortable to do so, contain the dog safely. Provide water. Call us and a Ranger will come and scan the dog for its microchip details. If these details are up to date, we will return the dog direct to its owner. If not, we will ensure it gets safely to the pound for later collection.

Ideally, cats should be kept indoors. Particularly at night, with access to outdoor cat enclosures / runs and shelters. If a cat is a pet, it should be microchipped and registered. You can take a lost cat to your local vet or please email rehomingBMCC@rspcansw.org.au, or ring 0456 597 266.

Rehoming a Companion Animal

Surrendered or seized animals may be available for adoption where the previous owner of the animal does not claim ownership. Available animals are listed below:

Name  Animal Type Breed Sex Desexed  Age  Date due out Available for rehoming
Cole Kitten Domestic Short Hair  Male - Black   Unknown  5 months         15/9/22    08/9/22         

For lodging your expression of interest in adopting an animal please email rehomingBMCC@rspcansw.org.au, or ring 0456 597 266 for more information.

Sick or injured pets

If you find a sick or injured cat or dog that you don’t recognise, the best thing to do is to take it to your closest vet.

Collecting your pet from the pound

If your pet has a microchip and Council has your current details, then you can be easily reunited. If you are not contactable then your pet will be taken to the pound at Katoomba RSPCA.

If an impounded dog or cat is microchipped, Council will house the animal at the pound for 14 days while we try to contact you. If the animal is not microchipped, Council will house the animal for 7 days.

To collect your pet from the pound, bring identification or a letter of authority from the owner. All dogs and cats must be microchipped and registered before they will be reunited with you. You will have to pay pound fees. In some cases, owners may also be issued a fine.

Unclaimed pets will be transferred to the RSPCA or another animal welfare agency for re-homing, if suitable.

Other animals

If you find any other stray animals such as horses, cattle, sheep or goats, on or near a road call Ranger services immediately.

If you find a dead animal

If you find a dead animal on public property, report the dead animal to Council for removal. Domestic animals will be scanned for microchip identification and the owners notified. If you find a dead animal on your property, contact your local vet. Council does not remove dead animals from private property.