Animals - Useful Resources


  • Contained dog pickups
  • Dog attacks

All calls should be directed to Customer Service on 9518 3555.

After hours emergency - 9027 0692.

If you have found a dog or cat that is wearing a City of Monash registration tag, please ensure that you record the number displayed and let the pager service know the number. An officer will try to locate the owner for you to contact.

If you live in a council area other than Monash and the owner cannot be located, please contact your local council to arrange collection of the dog.

Monash Animal Management Officers can only collect animals in Monash, and have no jurisdiction to operate in the areas of other councils.


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The RSPCA provides animal management services on behalf of Council including cat and dog registration, impounding of dogs, cats and livestock, ranger services and information and education.

RSPCA website:

Lost Animals

Any animal Council's Rangers pick up are taken to the pound at the RSPCA. If you have lost an animal call the RSPCA on 9224 2222, and phone Council's animal management department to leave your details. If your animal is found, Council will notify you.

If you have found an animal, contact Council's Animal Management Department.

RSPCA website - Lost and Found:
Animals for Adoption at RSPCA Headquarters, East Burwood

MPETS - MonashLink program

'Supporting the pet is supporting the person'

With the help of pet-loving volunteers, the MPETS program supports people in the community who are finding it difficult to fully care for their pets because they are older, frail or have a disability.

MPETS services include dog walking, basic pet grooming and cage/kitty litter tray cleaning. The MPETS program is a service coordinated through MonashLink Community Health Service and clients are registered as MonashLink clients. There is minimal charge for eligible clients. Volunteers are registered with the MonashLink Volunteer Network.
MPETS links up:
  • Pet owners needing support
  • Active volunteers who love animals

More information: MonashLink - MPETS program

Wildlife Shelter

South Oakleigh Wildlife shelter
Michele Phillips
Contact: 0411 600 591

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Last updated: 22 July 2014

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