Have you lost your pet? Have you found a stray animal? What you should know…
What to do if you find a lost pet……
Although we help to reunite stray pets and owners by opening our doors to hundreds of stray and lost pets every year, we ask that if you find a lost pet, please remain reasonable in your expectations of us. It’s a wonderful and kind act to help out a lost pet and to pick them up, keeping them from harms way. Many pets do not have road sense and find themselves hurt and alone, and for you to pick them up is a truly humble act of kindness.
We will always give veterinary attention to any injured stray animal however if you find a pet that is not injured we simply ask that you be prepared to accommodate that lost pet or organise for it to be cared for until the nearest shelter reopens.
Please be kind to our staff. If you bring a stray pet to WellPet, our staff will be more than happy to chip scan and take your details and do what we can to help reunite the pet with their owners while you wait. We will also give you any information you need relating to shelter opening times and where to take the lost pet. We will not however be able to take the pet from you at all times, and although this can be frustrating, we ask that you remain sensible and adult about this situation at all times.
Being a 24hour emergency hospital, we have many sick and critical patients that require beds in our ICU and hospital wards. These patients must remain our priority. These patients, as well as pets trusted to us in boarding wards, mean that there is simply no room for healthy stray pets at all times and so they will need your help.
Please fill out the form on this page with your details and we will add them to our database to help relocate lost pets with their owners if they should call us looking for them.
What to do If you find a pet that’s lost:
- If it is injured take it straight to the nearest open vet.
- If it’s not injured;
– Check for a collar and tag
– Door knock in the area it was found
– Bring the pet to a vet for microchip scanning
– Organise temporary accommodation for the pet. Facebook has some great resources and often people are more than happy to help foster lost pets if you cannot. Please see below lists for more details.
– Fill out the details form on this page and submit them for our staff to log on our database.
– Take the pet to the nearest shelter when they are open. Please see below lists for more details.
What to do if you have lost your pet….
If you are looking for your lost pet please be sure to contact your local shelters, reach out to vets in your area as well has posting notifications on social media. You can find some useful links below.
We also recommend you fill out the form on this page if you have lost your pet so we too can add those details into our database of lost pets. We hope we can do all that we can to help relocate your lost pet with you!
Please fill in the below form to provide WellPet Vets with information about an animal you have lost or an animal you have found. All details will be kept on our lost and found lists and you will be contacted if we have any information pertaining to your submission.
Local Shelter details for Penrith, surrounding areas and the Blue Mountains
RSPCA Blue Mountains Shelter
Nth. Katoomba 2780
Tel: 4782 2674
Hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun: 10am – 3.30pm
Closed Wednesday & Public Holidays
Note: Gates are shut but NOT locked Wednesdays & Public Holidays so dropping off strays & reclaiming pets may be done between 10am & 2pm only.
Phone calls will not be answered….
Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter
10 Mulgrave Road
Tel: 4560 4644
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am – 12.30pm & 2pm – 4.30pm
Sat: 9.30am – 11.30am
Sun: 7am – 9am
Tel: 6354 9999 / 1300 661 303 (Lithgow Council: Hours: 8.15am – 4.30pm)
Pound hours: Mon-Fri 3pm – 4pm
Blacktown Pound Animal Holding Facility
415 Flushcombe Road
Tel: 9839 6161
Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm
Sat 9am – 1pm
Sun 9am – 11am
Public holidays closed
Acts as holding facility for the following Councils:
City of Canada Bay Council
Holroyd City Council
Municipality of Hunters Hill
Lane Cove Council
Parramatta City Council
City of Ryde
List of online Facebook Groups that can help!
Blackheath Dog Park
Blue Mountains Dog Off-Leash Group (BMDOG)
Glenmore Park Lost & Found
Glenmore Park Lost & Found Pets
Lawson , Blue Mountains , NSW
Mount Riverview Community
Missing pets in winmalee, springwood, yellow rock
Lost and found Pets in Penrith/Emu Plains & surrounding suburbs
Yellow Rock Community Page
Hawkesbury Area Lost & Found Pets
Penrith, Hawkesbury & Surrounds – Lost & Found Pets
Penrith Area Lost & Found Animals
Penrith Vet – Lost and Found Pets
Blue Mountains Gazette
Blue Mountains Australia
Blue Mountains Community News
Katoomba/Leura Community Noticeboard
WIRES – Lost NATIVE animals/birds to be notified in the event they are found by WIRES
Tel: 4754 2946 / 1300 094 737
Ferret Rescue – Kayley Cox
Lost Pets in NSW
NSW Lost Pet Register – Sydney/Blue Mountains Region
Lost and Found NSW – Dogs
Pets Reunited NSW/ACT
Lost Pet Finders
Missing Cats NSW
Sightings of Pets & Animals NSW
Missing Dogs Australia
Aussies Lost, Stolen & Missing Dogs
Lost Pet Finders (Australia wide) Tel: 1300 725 640
Stolen or Missing Pets Australia
Dog Rescue Lithgow, Bathurst & Blue Mountains
For the Love of Dogs Penrith-Hawkesbury
Blue Mountains & Lithgow Animal Network
Blue Mountains Pets
Blue Mountains Poultry Keepers
ParrotAlert AU – Lost and Found Birds / Parrots – Australia
Note: ***This site does not allow posts to their site….Must post to: https://www.parrotalert.com/report.php
Cockatiels Lost & Found NSW
Australian National Pigeon Association