Adopt a pet

Adopt a pet

Adopt a stray dog or cat

If you’d like to offer a feline or canine companion a loving home for the rest of its life, consider adopting from the Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter. The World League for Protection of Animals has a cat rehoming program.

Cats and dogs that have been picked up by City of Sydney rangers are taken to the shelter in Sutherland. These animals are usually lost pets that we can't trace back to their owners because they aren't microchipped. Some have been dumped or neglected. All are looking for permanent, loving new homes.

Staff at the Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter act as matchmaker between the stray cats and dogs brought to them and potential owners' lifestyles and preferences.

In the year up to September 2015, 550 cats and dogs were given loving new homes. Each animal is registered, microchipped and desexed, before being made available for adoption.

The dedicated staff and volunteers at the shelter spend time with the animals to make sure they are exercised, socialised and able to maintain a solid bond with humans.

Sadly, every year in NSW thousands of unwanted animals are put to sleep. The Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter has a 'no-kill' policy, meaning that only dogs or cats deemed dangerous or that have an illness affecting their quality of life are put down. Therefore, the shelter has many cats and dogs looking for good homes.

The World League for Protection of Animals is a completely donation and bequest-based organisation that is the oldest 'no-kill' registered charity in Australia.  

Feral cat management project

From September 2015 to July 2016 the City is participating in a feral cat rehoming project. The project is in collaboration with Alexandria Veterinary Hospital, Community Cat Carers, Inner City Strays and the Cat Protection Society.

The project, which has been funded by the NSW Office of Local Government, involves actively collecting, transporting, desexing, vaccinating and microchipping feral cats that have been trapped in the City's local area to prepare them for rehoming.

To report abandoned or feral cats in your area, please contact the City:

02 9265 9333


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Last updated: Friday, 20 November 2015