If your pet is lost we recommend doing the following:
If you find a stray dog please bring it up to the hospital so we can scan it for a microchip. We will make every attempt to re-unite it with the owner and provide first aid treatment if necessary. If owner contact isn’t possible all Hornsby Shire dogs will be passed on to the rangers within 48 hours who will attempt further contact with the owner whilst the dog is housed at a holding facility.
If you have found a cat, firstly make all attempts to reunite the cat with its owners (ie. ask your neighbours, check for a collar/tag, the cat may also return home on its own). If an owner cannot be found and you believe the cat is lost you can drop the cat to us. Council Officers will only pick up cats in exceptional circumstances. For all stray cats found within the Hornsby Shire we are unfortunately not able to hold them. If an owner is not immediately identified and contactable we ask that you transport them to Hawkesbury Animal Shelter.
As we are the Ku-ring-gai Council Pound all animals found within this council will remain with us and be placed in our pound holding facility. For more information regarding our pound facility please see Ku-ring-gai Pound.
Unfortunately we are unable to accept stray pets afterhours and are unable to pick up stray animals. For assistance in catching a stray dog please call the Council on 9424 0770.