Animal Pound (Dogs and Cats)

Report a lost dog or cat

To report a lost dog or cat please contact us on 08 9411 3444.

Our rangers will take a description of the lost animal and try and match it to the animals currently impounded. 

View current impounded animals

Gender: Female
Colour: White
Location found: HAMILTON HILL
Impound date: 22 September 2023
Pen Reference: B5
White  Dog, impounded 22 September 2023

Gender: Male
Colour: Ginger & White
Location found: SPEARWOOD
Impound date: 21 September 2023
Pen Reference: CAT 5
Additional Information: PUR 09166
Ginger & White  Cat, impounded 21 September 2023

Gender: Female
Colour: Tortoiseshell
Location found: YANGEBUP
Impound date: 19 September 2023
Pen Reference: C1
Additional Information: PUR09163 R23/07392
Tortoiseshell  Cat, impounded 19 September 2023

Collecting your pet (process and fees)

Pet Collection Hours

Impounded animals can only be collected during the pound collection hours. Owners still need to make an appointment to collect during those times  to ensure a Ranger is available for the release and to be provided other relevant information. 

Monday - Friday: 7:30am -10am and 3pm - 5pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - By appointment only

Pet collection process

  1. Make an appointment to collect your pet by calling our rangers on 9411 3444

  2. To attend your appointment, visit the Operations Centre, 52 Wellard Street, Bibra Lake (remember to bring payment for fees and photo ID)

  3. Pay applicable fees (see below) prior to release of your pet.

Please note: You cannot attend the Operations Centre to collect your pet without an appointment

Pet collection fees

Payment of applicable fees is required prior to the release of your pet. Payment at the Operations Centre can only be made via EFTPOS or Credit Card and cash is not accepted. 
Type of Fee Fee ($)
Impounded dog fee $80
Maintenance and sustenance for an impounded dog $25/ day
Impounded cat fee $35
Maintenance and sustenance for an impounded cat $15/ day
Microchipping fee $60

Please note: Your pet cannot be released if it is not microchipped and registered

Microchipping is currently conducted at a vet offsite. Owners need to allow additional time after the pickup appointment to follow the Ranger to the Cities designated vet clinic for implanation. 

Unclaimed animals

Cats and dogs are not rehomed directly from the animal pound.

Where possible, all unclaimed animals get rehomed by a registered and reputable animal rehoming service who can ensure:

  • The animal will be assessed by a vet, vaccinated and sterilised

  • The animal can be matched to a new owner appropriately

  • The property can be inspected and assessed.

It is rare for animals to be euthanised, unless:

  • It is overly aggressive and behaviour retraining is not an option

  • Health and injuries determine it is the best option for the animal.

More information and contacts

Please call 08 9411 3444 and ask to speak to one of our rangers.



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.