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Lost and Found Pets

Lost pet

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

Found pet

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 collects strays during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 3pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8am to 2:30pm (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.