Lost / Stray Animal

Lost / Stray

Ranger Services operate 7 days a week with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Rangers are on duty during the following times, outside of the below hours calls are recorded by an after-hours provider and forwarded for action the next working day.

To contact Ranger Services please call the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999

Monday to Friday 7.30am until 6.30pm
Weekends and Public Holidays (except those listed above) 7.30am until 3.30pm


Found a Native Animal or Snake?

Whilst the City of Kalamunda does not directly deal with wildlife issues, we do promote the protection and care of native animals in our environment.
Find more information and what to do here

Action to take if you have lost your Dog or Cat

  • Check around the house and surrounding neighbourhood, including areas that you regularly take your dog to like parks or reserves, following the normal route you would walk your dog there.
  • Contact the City of Kalamunda and other neighbouring Local Governments to report the lost animal and check it has not been impounded or reported found.
  • Check with local Veterinarians and Animal Shelter
  • If you have moved recently and not updated your address with the previous Local Government contact that Local Government to report animal lost and provide new address and contact details.
  • Sunrise is a good time to search area, as animals are more active and maybe moving around at this time.
  • Advertise in local papers, social media or notice boards, photographs of the animal and a contact number are vital – beware of providing your address and other personal information.

Action to take if you have found a Dog or Cat

  • Check with neighbours if possible to see if they are missing or recognise the animal
  • Contact the City of Kalamunda to report the dog or cat found
    • Dogs can be reported and collected during Duty Ranger hours as listed above
    • Cats can be reported and collected during 830am-5pm Monday to Friday only
  • Outside of these hours you may be able to hand dogs and cats into local veterinarians and animal shelters to hold in the interim, these facilities also have the ability to check for microchips and maybe able to locate and contact the owners.
  • If you have found a dog or cat, please call the City of Kalamunda to report it, even if you are willing to hold the animal at your property, the owners are more likely to contact the City looking for their pet, and we can then provide them your details to reunite them.
  • If you are holding the dog or cat yourself, rather than it being impounded please take it to a veterinarian, animal shelter or the Local Government to have it checked for a microchip.
  • Specific Breeds and Pedigree (for dogs) may have a Breed Club, a list of these clubs can be found at Canine Association of W.A (link)

Action to take if you have found an injured dog or cat

  • Check with your neighbours for ownership
  • If possible transport to the nearest veterinarian hospital which is open
  • Contact the City of Kalamunda for assistance during Ranger operational hours
  • Provide the City with the registration number of the animal if they have one, so contact can be made with the animals owners
  • Be careful, injured animals can be unpredictable when handled and may bite, scratch or attempt to escape, wrapping the animal in a blanket may help reduce the chance of being injured and offer some shelter to the injured animal.

Action if your dog or cat has been impounded

  • If Rangers can identify you as the owner of the animal, they will drop a Notice of Seizure at the property address from the registration form, if you have a notice contact the City of Kalamunda immediately on 9257 9999
  • If you animal has been impounded, you will need to contact and collect the animal from the Pound within 7 days of date animal impounded, the following fees may apply:
    • Impound Fee per animal
    • Daily Sustenance/ Maintenance Fee per animal
    • Registration (if animal not currently registered)
    • Arrange and book to have animal microchipped at local veterinarian (if not microchipped and registered currently) Proof of booking and payment required. If microchipping required Ranger will deliver animal to local veterinarian during normal business hours.

Download Brochure: Lost or Stray Dogs

Identification, Registration and Microchipping

  • Whilst the registration, microchipping and sterilisation (cats only) is required by State Legislation, it is also the quickest and easiest way to have lost animals reunited with their owners. Local Governments, Veterinarians and Animal Shelters all have access to microchip scanning equipment and contact numbers for the database companies.
  • Council Registration tags ensure that Rangers are able to quickly access your information and contact owners to advice of found or impounded animals.
  • Name and Address tags on dogs and cats mean that any person who has found your pet can make contact any time of day or night, and ensure a timely reunite with you and your pet, this is also a requirement under State Legislation.
  • Please ensure that if you move house, sell or rehome your pet that you update the registration contact details with your local government and also update the microchip details with the national database companies, this can often be done via your regular veterinarian

Read more about Microchipping of Dogs

Read more information about Wandering Dogs

Read more information about Cats regulations and owners responsibilities

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