Animal Pound (Dogs and Cats)

Have you lost a dog or cat?

Lost animals that have been reported to the City may have been placed at the Cockburn animal pound. 

Please contact us to report your lost dog or cat. Our rangers will take a description of your lost animal and try and match it to the animals currently impounded. If your description matches an impounded animal you will need to make an appointment to collect your dog or cat.

08 9411 3444

Animal pound address
Operations Centre
52 Wellard Street
Bibra Lake WA 6163

Animal collection hours

Impounded animals are to be collected by appointment but are generally not released after 4.30pm. Rangers are not always available for releases in the office so turning up without appointment may mean you are turned away or will be required to wait until a Ranger is available.

Suitable photo identification is required to be produced on collection.

Putting animals asleep

We do not as a general practice euthanise unclaimed animals.

All unclaimed animals get rehomed by a registered and reputable animal rehoming service who can ensure:

  • Vet assessessment of the animal including vaccination and sterilisation
  • Animals can be matched to a new owner appropriately
  • Property inspections and compatibility assessments.

It is rare for animals to be euthanised, but is done in instances where:

  • The animal is overly aggressive and behaviour retraining is not an option
  • Health and injuries determine it is the best option for the animal.


Please note, impounded animals incur a fee (see below).

All dogs and cats are required to be microchipped before being released. All fees must be paid on retrieval of your animal. EFTPOS and Credit Card only.
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

Have you found a dog or cat?

Contact Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444 who will collect the animal from you and try to return it to its owner.

Currently impounded animals

Cats and dogs are not rehomed directly from the Pound.

Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
Gender: Male
Colour: Brindle and White
Location found: COOLBELLUP
Impound date: 17 September 2020
Pen Reference: A8
Additional Information: PUR 06856 R20/06518 Wearing black studded collar.
Brindle and White American Staffordshire Terrier Dog, impounded 17 September 2020
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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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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.