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Helpful Contacts and Information for Pet Owners

Community Laws After Hours Emergencies

A Community Laws Officer is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency situations only.

Contact the Council Office on 9298 8000 to report one of the following:

  • Contained dog pickups
  • Injured animals
  • Livestock wandering on the road, and
  • Dog attacks

All other calls should be directed to Customer Service the next business day.

Contained Dog/Cat Pick ups

If a dog or cat is collected after-hours, including weekends and public holidays, it will be collected by Council’s after-hours animal collection contractor and taken to the pound, where it will be housed overnight. If the animal can be identified (collar, tags, microchip) it will be reunited with its owner as soon as possible.

If you've lost a dog or a cat, go to Council's Facebook page dedicated to reuniting owners with their pets at Lost Animals in Knox and add some details. If we find your pet, or locate the owner of one you've found, we'll let you know as soon as possible.

If you live in a council other than Knox and the owner cannot be located, please contact your local council to arrange collection of the dog. Knox Community Laws Officers can only collect animals in Knox, and have no jurisdiction to operate in other council areas.

Neighbouring Council Contact Numbers

Council Phone
Shire of Yarra Ranges 1300 368 333
City of Maroondah 1300 882 233
City of Whitehorse 9262 6333
City of Greater Dandenong 9262 6333
City of Casey 9705 5200

Helpful contacts

Contact Phone
RSPCA 9224 2222
Lost Dogs' Home 9329 2755
Victorian Animal Aid Trust 9739 0300
Help for Wildlife 0417 380 687
Wildlife Victoria 1300 094 535
Pets in Peril - Domestic Violence Service 9870 5939
Nigel's Animal Rescue (24/7) 0427 533 083
EPA Information 1300 372 842
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