Dogs and cats

Inner West Council's Companion Animal Services is responsible for the management of dogs and cats in the LGA.

 Responsibilities include reuniting found pets with their owners, investigating dog attacks, proactive and reactive patrols of public areas and implementing relevant actions associated with Council’s Companion Animal Action Plan.

Council's animal impound facility has relocated

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (SDCH) animal shelter has moved to Strathfield Head Office/Austral Boarding facility. If the owner of a lost dog cannot be located, Council's Companion Animal Officers will now transport inner west pets to Strathfield Head Office and Austral Boarding. Visit their website for more info -

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Page last updated: 21 Jul 2022