Injured & Lost


Injured animals should be reported to the following organisations:

  • Livestock, cats, dogs: Animal Welfare League (02 8899 3333) or the RSPCA (02 9770 7555);
  • Native species, birds, bats, reptiles: WIRES (1300 094 737) or Sydney Metro Wildlife (02 9413 4300)

If you find a deceased animal on public land, please phone Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 36 2170 to organise its collection.

If your pet passes away, please notify Council so we can update your pet’s microchip record.

If your pet goes missing, please notify the following organisations:

  • Liverpool Animal Shelter: (02) 8711 7333
  • Animal Welfare League: (02) 8899 3333
  • RSPCA: (02) 9770 7555
  • Local vet clinics

Your Responsibilities

If you find a dog wandering in your neighborhood, check if it has a collar and ID tag so you can contact the owner. If you pick up a stray dog it is your responsibility to either return it to it’s owner, hand the pet in to a local vet clinic or the Liverpool Animal Shelter, or phone Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 36 2170 to organise to have an Officer collect the dog from you.

Council Responsibilities

If Council Officers collect a stray dog, all efforts will be made to contact the microchipped owner and return the dog home.

If the dog is not microchipped or an owner cannot be reached, it will be taken to the Liverpool Animal Shelter. To view all lost dogs currently at the Liverpool Animal Shelter, click here.