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Lost and found pets

Find out how you can locate your lost pet or what you can do if you find a stray animal in the City of Whittlesea.


Found a lost or stray pet

If you find or see a stray or roaming animal in the City of Whittlesea, please contact us for advice on what you should do on 9217 2170 (outside of business hours, you'll be directed through to our after-hours service). If the animal is not in the City of Whittlesea contact the local Council.

Outside business hours our services are limited to - attending to injured domestic animals, responding to dog attacks, attending to livestock on public roads and contained (not wandering) dogs between 8:30 am – 6 pm.

For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions visit here

wat djerring Animal Facility

Location: 20 Companion Place, Epping (previously known as Pound Road)

Phone: 8401 6200


Collecting your pet from the facility

You can collect your lost pet from the pound for a fee during opening hours (you'll need to bring proof of your pet's current animal registration to have your pet released).

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 10am–4pm
  • Tuesday: 10am–4pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm–6.30pm
  • Thursday: 10am–4pm
  • Friday: 10am–4pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: 10am–2pm

Closed on Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday.