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Dead or injured animals

What do I do with a dead animal?

Is the animal on council land?

We will send someone out to collect dead animals from Council owned parks, roads and footpath areas.

  • Just complete the report a dead animal form and Council will action the request within 1 business day if lodged between Monday – Friday 7.30am – 3.30pm.
  • Requests lodged outside of these hours will be actioned the following business day.

Is the animal on any other (non-council) land?

We do not own and/or are not responsible for maintaining assets such as:

For any URGENT requests relating to safety, please contact our Customer Service team on 02 4645 4000. If you are calling outside of business hours, you will be redirected to our after hours call service and required to follow the prompts.

What do I do with an injured animal?

Any animal which is injured is not seized under the Companion Animals Act but under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (POCTA).

POCTA provides that where a cat or dog has been injured in a vehicle accident, the driver of the vehicle is responsible for ensuring that it receives appropriate treatment to alleviate pain. The driver must also, as soon as practicable, inform the owner of the animal, or an officer of the RSPCA, AWL or a police officer (section 14).

In any circumstance where an animal is injured (for example, as the result of an attack by another animal), if a person seizes or takes charge of the animal, that person is responsible for ensuring that the animal receives any necessary veterinary treatment (section 5(3)). If the cat or dog is severely injured or unwell the animal is required to be treated by the receiving vet (as per POCTA obligations) until the animal is stabilized and well enough for transfer to Glenfield Vets, or the Animal Care Facility as appropriate. Less critical cases can be referred to Glenfield Vets for interim treatment and holding until well enough for transfer to our Animal Care Facility.

Where an animal is so severely injured that a vet takes possession of the animal to euthanase it, the vet may recover from the owner of the animal the reasonable costs incurred in euthanasing the animal (section 26A).

If the owner of an injured animal cannot be located, under the Companion Animals Act, we should be notified. Once the animal’s condition is stabilised and it no longer requires veterinary supervision, the animal should be transferred to our Animal Care Facility.

Contacts for further assistance or information

During Animal Care Facility operating hours

The Animal Care Facility located at 2 Rose St (off Blaxland Rd), Campbelltown and can be contacted on 02 4645 4790 during operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • Saturday - 9.00am to 2.00pm
  • Sunday and Public holidays - Closed

Outside Animal Care Facility hours

Contact details for Glenfield Vet and RSPCA NSW are as follows:

Glenfield Vet
5/ 95 Harrow Road, Glenfield NSW
Phone: 02 9618 0177
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 2.00pm

201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona NSW
Phone: 02 9770 7555
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 8.00pm


Injured koalas

If you find an injured koala, contact the WIRES Koala hotline on 0466 318 688 or Sydney Wildlife on 02 9413 4300.

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