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Animal Responsibility

Lost and Found Pets

Lost pet

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If your pet has gone roaming unexpectedly, here are some things that you can do to help ensure a safe return:

Found pet

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If you've come across a pet wandering without its owner or handler nearby, you can do one of a number of things:

  • If there is a collar and tag, call the number provided and arrange for collection by the owner
  • Take the animal to your nearest vet. Most veterinary clinics accept and hold lost dogs. They can scan the pet for a microchip to try and reunite the pet with its owner
  • If none of the above are successful options, call City of Parramatta on 02 9806 5050 and report the stray for collection.

City of Parramatta Council collects strays during the following times:

  • Monday – Friday: 6:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 6am to 2pm (minimal staff and limited holding facilities are available on weekends)

If you have found a lost pet after hours, take the animal to your nearest vet and hand it in as a stray.

If you see a roaming pet, and do not want to, or are unable to, approach the pet, call City of Parramatta Council and report it. Please leave a contact name and a number for an officer to call you back, if more information is needed.

Never put yourself at risk if you are unsure of a roaming dog. Even a small or seemingly friendly dog can bite when frightened or surprised.