Lithgow City Council Animal Shelter is located off Geordie Street, Lithgow.
Drop off boxes are located at the front gate.
Opening hours for public access and enquiries are 3-4pm Monday – Friday.
All release fees are to be paid at Councils customer service located at 180 Mort Street Lithgow (the associated fees must be paid before the release of your animal).
Cashiers are open from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm.
All enquires please phone Council's customer service on 02 6354 9999.
Registration Requirements for pets
All dogs and cats over the age of six months are required by the Companion Animals Act to be registered. Dog registrations are transferable from one Council area to another within the State of New South Wales.
How to lifetime register your dog
Lifetime registration can be done at Council's administration Centre.
You will require the following documentation when lifetime registering your pet:
- A certificate of microchipping or a letter from your vet
- Proof of desexing from your vet or a statutory declaration
- Any documents which entitle you to a discount i.e. pensioner card
- Payment of the fee
The fees for companion animals’ registration for 2018/19 are;
|Non- desexed Companion Animal||$207.00|
|Desexed Companion Animal||$57.00|
|Non-desexed Companion Animal owned by registered breeder||$57.00|
|Desexed Companion Animal owned by an eligible pensioner||$24.00|
|Desexed Animal sold by eligible pound or shelter||$28.50|
|Working Dog||no fee|
Where do I get my dog or cat micro-chipped and/or desexed?
Bowenfels Vet Clinic
1115 Great Western Highway, Bowenfels NSW 2790
Ph: 02 6351 2500
Lithgow Veterinary Hospital
239 Main Street, Lithgow NSW 2790
Ph: 02 6351 3269
Hartley Vet & Animal Centre
5 Baaners Lane, Hartley NSW 2790
Ph: 02 6355 2272
Pet Adoption and Lost Animals Information
Want to adopt a dog or cat?
FREE Micro-Chipping Open Day Saturday 20 October 2018
Come down to the Animal Shelter on Saturday 20 October 2018 for FREE micro-chipping of you dog or cat. Drop in from 9am – 12 noon.
Puppies and kittens must be 12 weeks of age or older. Puppies and kittens under the age of 6 months must present with a copy of their health passport or immunization certificates to be eligible for this service. Litters are not accepted under this program, only individual animals. Rangers appreciate your patience as there may be short waiting times.
Responsible Cat Ownership
While cats are great companions and can have many positive impacts on human heath, it is important to be a responsible cat owner. One important part of being a responsible cat owner and living in a beautiful natural area such as the Lithgow Local Government area is protecting the native wildlife.
To encourage responsible cat ownership, Lithgow City Council has developed an information flyer with some helpful hints.
Download Responsible Cat Ownership
Off leash areas
Off leash Areas;
Dogs are required to be restrained while in a public place with the exception of prescribed dog exercise areas. These areas include the designated fenced areas of:
- Endeavour Park, Lithgow
- Montague St , Lithgow
- Lake Wallace, Wallerawang
- Williwa St, Portland
Rescue groups that support Lithgow City Council’s Animal Shelter
Australian Working Dog Rescue – www.workingdogrescue.com.au
RSPCA Katoomba - www.rspcansw.org.au/our-work/shelters/blue-mountain
Hearts for Animals - www.heartsforanimalsinc.com
Companion Animals Pet Registry website
The Pet Registry is an online database of microchipped and registered cats and dogs that live in NSW. The register has been developed to return lost pets to their owners and to promote responsible pet ownership in the community.
If you have registered your cat or dog and it goes missing, the microchip can be scanned by an authorised person so your pet can be safely returned to you.
Owners are encouraged to create an online profile and claim their existing pets and to register ownership of any new cats and dogs. Online access to the register will give you access to update your contact details, report your pet missing and change the owner of pets.
To get your pet microchipped, or find out the microchip number, please take your pet to your local vet.