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:

  1. If it is injured take it straight to the nearest open vet.
  2. 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.

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Local Shelter details for Penrith, surrounding areas and the Blue Mountains


RSPCA Blue Mountains Shelter

Mort Street

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



Lithgow Pound

Geordie Street


Tel: 6354 9999 / 1300 661 303 (Lithgow Council: Hours: 8.15am – 4.30pm)

Pound hours: Mon-Fri 3pm – 4pm

Sat/Sun Closed



Blacktown Pound Animal Holding Facility

415 Flushcombe Road 

Blacktown 2148 

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:

Auburn Council

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


Hazelbrook Happenings


Lawson , Blue Mountains , NSW


Leura Locals


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