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Here you'll find more information on local vets and animal shelters plus links to useful sites about keeping pets.

Local vets

Vets located in the local area are listed below.

Sydney Animal Hospital

69-73 Erskineville Road, Erskineville
Tel: 02 9519 4111

Sydney University Veterinary Clinic

65 Parramatta Road, Camperdown
Tel: 02 9351 3437

Glebe Veterinary Clinic

113 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Tel: 02 9660 1771

Surry Hills Veterinary Clinic

419 Cleveland Street, Redfern
Tel: 02 9699 3951

Alexandria Veterinary Clinic

1/138 Botany Road, Alexandria
Tel: 02 9698 4120

Animal shelters and welfare organisations

Adopt a pet from these organisations - they are also a great source of information about pet ownership.

Cat Rescue

Tel: 02 9011 6053

DCH Animal Adoptions

Tel: 02 9627 2767

Doggie Rescue

70 Victoria Road
Tel: 02 9719 2022

NSW Animal Welfare League

Tel: 02 9606 9333


201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona
Tel: 02 9770 7555

Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter

8 Production Road, Taren Point
Tel: 02 9710 0401

The Cat Protection Society

103 Enmore Road, Newtown
Tel: 02 9557 4818

Other animals

Pocket pets

Pets come in all shapes and sizes, and many of our residents keep rats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and other ‘pocket size’ pets. The NSW RSPCA website has information on caring for pocket pets.

The City does not endorse keeping snakes and/or other native Australian wildlife as pets. As noted by the RSPCA, such animals are “adapted to the wild, rarely enjoy human company or handling and are predominantly nocturnal in their habits”.


If you see an injured native animal in the City, report it to WIRES on 02 8977 3333.

Pet ferret in the park



Last updated: Thursday, 30 August 2012