Companion Animal Shelter
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I contact the companion animal shelter?
The shelter can be reached on 08 8080 3300 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
What services are available after hours and on weekends?
Rangers only respond to emergency situations after hours and on weekends. In the event of an emergency please call (02) 8579 0325.
Where is the companion animal shelter located?
The shelter is located in the airport precinct between the main terminal and the RFDS, as shown below:
How many animals can it hold?
The shelter features 20 dog cages and 16 cat cages, however there is room to slightly increase capacity if required.
Will Council euthanise dogs at the shelter?
No, although we have the facilities to do so if required in future. Council always aims to return or re-home all animals where possible. In the event that Council has no option but to euthanise an animal, it will utilise local veterinarian services.
Will I be able to adopt animals from the shelter?
Yes. A table of fees can be found below.
How will I know when an animal is available for adoption?
Council will post any available animals on its web page.
Will I be charged a surrender fee for dropping off a stray dog that I find?
No. The surrender fee only applies to people who are surrendering animals they previously owned.
Can I report or surrender a stray cat?
No. Under the provisions of the Companion Animal Act 1998, cats within NSW are considered to have no boundaries and are free to roam. Due to this we are unable to seize, or accept seized stray cats. Council can only take action regarding feral cats.
What other services will the shelter offer?
The shelter focuses on housing and returning lost and stray animals, and also offers free microchipping services by appointment on the number above.
FEES AND CHARGES
| Sustenance fee
|| $25 per day (Fee is waived if animal is microchipped, registered, and collected on same day)
| Release fee
|| $19 (Fee is waived if animal is microchipped, registered, and collected on same day)
| Adoption fee
|| $20 + registration (Registration required by legislation. Desexing and vaccination fees from external agencies will also apply.)
| Sustenance fee for dangerous/aggressive animals
| Release fee for dangerous/aggressive animals
| Impound fee
| Animal registration
||Not desexed: $252 (dog) $65 (cat)
Desexed (proof required): $75 ($32 for pensioners)
Desexed (animal purchased from shelter): $0
| Release animal to rescue organisation
| Animal surrender fee
For animals that are microchipped and up to date with their vaccinations the fee is $100 per animal or litter.
For animals that are not microchipped but are up to date with their vaccinations the fee is $160 per animal or litter.
For animals that are microchipped but not up to date with their vaccinations the fee is $130 per animal or litter.
For animals that are not microchipped or up to date with their vaccinations the fee is $190 per animal or litter.
| Registration for Greyhound already registered under Greyhound Racing Act