Veterinary Information

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Veterinary Clinics or Animal Hospitals are located throughout the Sutherland Shire local government area. The Vets and their teams diagnose and control animal diseases, treat sick and injured animals and provide advice on the care of pets and livestock.  Vets care for both domestic animals and wildlife. 

Companion Animals - Dogs and Cats

 Along with council, veterinary clinics can assist with information relating to responsible pet ownership.

Vet information has been provided below with documents and links to assist you and your team.






Welcome to Sutherland Shire Council Animal Shelter newsletter for Veterinary practices.  It aims to update you on animal news in your council area and to keep you informed of the operations at your local animal shelter. 

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 About the Animal Shelter

The Sutherland Shire Council Animal Shelter is the local shelter facility for two Sydney council areas: Sutherland Shire Council and City of Sydney Council. Our facility located at Taren Point, is built to house dogs and cats whilst they wait for their owners or to be adopted. 

As a council shelter, we are the main point of call for lost and found dogs and cats. We assist members of the public in locating their lost animals, while also reuniting animals, that have been found, with their owners.

We assist the public and vets with information regarding responsible pet ownership and facilitate understanding of companion animals in relation to the law.

- Animal microchipping and registration

Lost and found pets

 - Companion Animals Act 1998

- Companion Animals Regulation 2008

Links and Documents for Vets

The following are links and documents to assist you and your team.

Animal Seizure Log Form

 An Animal Seizure Log must be completed by the veterinary practice when a dog is placed into their custody. i.e. when a dog has been found by a member of the public and handed over to the vet practice.  Council may not be able to take custody of the dog if the Animal Seizure Log has not been completed and signed by the relevant parties.

Office of Local Government Information and User Guides


- Vet / Authorised Identifier Online User Guide & FAQ

- Information for Veterinary Practices / Authorised Identifiers

- Authorised Identifiers Application Form

- Companion Animal Guidelines for Approved Persons

NSW Pet Registery

Veterinary practices can enter microchip and owner details for companion animals directly onto the NSW Pet Registry -  This in turn means the owner can claim their animal immediately without having to wait for paperwork to be processed.

Companion Animal Legislation

For more information on companion animal legislation refer to the Companion Animals Act 1998  & Companion Animals Regulation 2008

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The Animal Shelter have some exciting events coming up that you and your family are welcome to attend.  For more search council website for the relevant event or contact the Animal Shelter:

Dogs in the Park - 7 July - Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla - 9.30am to 3.30pm

The Animal Shelter will hold a stall at this event so feel free to stop in to say hello. 

Read to the Cats - 9 July 2019 / 27 July 2019 / 8 October 2019 / 19 October 2019 - Animal Shelter

Book in to visit the animal shelter and read to the cats. Take some time out to enjoy reading while helping socialise the shelter cats. The rhythmic sound of your voice reading, calms the kittens and helps to strengthen the human-feline bond.

Dog Education & Safety - Presentation to kids - 12 July 2019 - Miranda Library

Visit Miranda Library for a fun presentation to kids and parents, during school holidays, teaching them about dog interaction and safety.

Animal Shelter Open Day - Date TBA - Animal Shelter

The day will be filled with lots of fun and educational family activities such as dog training demonstrations, face painting, sausage sizzle and great tips from our pet educators and animal rescuers on animal safety and more. You will also be able to take a tour of the shelter, pat some dogs or cuddle some kittens and possibly adopt a pet!


Animal Shelter Opening Hours and Contact Details 

Opening Hours 

Monday to Friday 1pm - 5pm

Saturday 9am - 2pm

Closed Sunday and Public Holidays

Contact Details

Email -

Animal Shelter - T: 9710 0401

Council Customer Service - T 9710 0333


8 Production Road, Taren Point NSW 2229

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Did you know you can volunteer at the animal shelter.

Volunteers are greatly appreciated and contribute to the health and well being of the animals at council's Animal Shelter.  We are always on the lookout for more people willing to help.


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