Lost and Found Pets
With the increase to restrictions due to the COVID pandemic, the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter is CLOSED to the public from 18 July 2021 until further notice.
Lost pet enquires can be initially made by calling the Shelter Staff on 4560 4644. Staff will continue to care for the animals during this closure.
What to do when your dog or cat is missing
Contact Council on 9847 6666, your local veterinarian and the pound on 4560 4644 to see if it has been taken there.
Impounded dogs and cats
When dogs and cats are impounded their microchip numbers are scanned and their owners are contacted as soon as possible so they can be reunited.
Sometimes owners cannot be contacted or an animal does not have a microchip. If the pet is microchipped it is kept for a minimum of 14 days. If the pet is not microchipped it is kept for a minimum of seven days. After this time the pet, if suitable, may become available to be rehomed.
What to do if you find a lost dog
Contact Council on 9847 6666 or take it to your local veterinarian. The vet or Council will then contact the owner.
What to do if you find a lost cat
Take it to your local veterinarian. The vet will then contact the owner.
Where is Hornsby Shire Council's pound?
Hornsby Shire Council’s pound service is provided by The Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter,
Address: 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave NSW 2756.
Monday to Friday: 9am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 11.30am
Sunday: 7am - 9am
Note: Releases will not be processed outside these hours.
Phone: 02 4560 4644
Fax: 02 4577 6604
Postal Address: PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756
Payment Options: Please note we do not accept payment by cheque or AMEX.
Releases and sales: Paperwork to be commenced 30 minutes prior to closing time.
Keeping Cats Safe at Home
In partnership with RSPCA NSW, we are consulting the community to inform the new project ‘Keeping Cats Safe at Home’ and we want to hear from you!
We encourage everyone (cat owners and non-cat owners alike) to complete a short online survey, it only takes about 10 minutes.
This project has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust and aims to improve the lives of pet cats while also reducing impacts on wildlife.
You can learn more about the project here: https://www.rspcansw.org.au/safecats/
A rescue animal may be your purr-fect pet-match!
The Hawkesbury Animal Shelter is brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for you to take them home.
When you adopt your pet from the Shelter you are adopting an animal which has been health checked, desexed, vaccinated and often, wormed and treated for fleas. They have also been assessed for rehoming.
If you think a rescue dog or cat is for you, please visit the Hawkesbury Animal Shelter’s gallery to view the animals they have available for you to adopt.