City of Darwin understands that your pet is special and we employ a range of tactics to reunite you with your pet should they go missing. The following cats have been impounded at the City of Darwin Pound, Boulter Road. Council also maintains a lost & found register and may already have your cat recorded as found. See the lost cat listings below, or for further details contact City of Darwin on 8930 0600.
Another contact for assistance with animal issues in Darwin is the RSPCA; they can be contacted by calling 8984 3795.
TELAF - Top End Lost and Found is a great online resource targeted at the Darwin area and aims to reunite lost animals with their owners. It also endeavours to find homes for some homeless animals. This is a free service.
Cats are usually well loved members of a family. However, even a pet cat that is well fed and looked after, may still roam and hunt. Cats that roam outside their yards usually have a shorter life span – they often become lost, injured, killed or are stolen while roaming. Their behaviour while roaming can also be a nuisance to other people. Sometimes cats are abandoned by their owners and are left to become strays and join the feral cat population. Feral cats do not depend on people at all for their food and shelter. They roam, scavenging for food and hunting our native wildlife.
It is possible that your cat, if missing, has been trapped by Council or a neighbour. Residents are allowed to humanely trap cats within their own property. Trapped cats are taken to the Council Pound or RSPCA, both located on Boulter Road, Berrimah. If a captured cat can be identified via a microchip or other means, the owner of the animal will be notified.
It is a responsibility of the cat's owner to keep it within their own property.
It is not appropriate to tether cats to keep them in your property. Constructing or purchasing a cat enclosure which allows them access to outside and inside your home is the best option, especially overnight.
Owners are required to have their cats on a lead or enclosed in a suitable container when they are not being contained on the owner’s property. (For instance, a visit to the vet or cattery.)
Owners of cats found At Large may be fined in accordance with By-laws. (67(1))
Lost cat listings
Domestic Medium Hair, tabby, adult, male. Nil ID. Able to handle.
For further information regarding this animal please contact the City of Darwin pound on (08) 8947 2099.