Injured and deceased animals

Injured and deceased animals
Old dog
Read about procedures and policies in place if an animal becomes injured or passes away. Injured Dead Animals canterbury bankstown If an animal loses its life or becomes injured, there are certain procedures and policies that you must adhere to, depending on the circumstances.  


​​​​​Any animal that is injured is not seized under the Companion Animals Act but under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (POCTA).

POCTA states that where a cat or dog has been injured by a vehicle, the driver of the vehicle is responsible for ensuring that it receives appropriate treatment to alleviate pain. 

The driver must also, as soon as practicable, inform the owner of the animal or the RSPCA, Animal Welfare League or Police (Sect 14). 

Council is unable to remove injured animals.

If you find a deceased animal on Council property, please report it to our Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000. 
A​rrangements wil​l then be made for it to be collected.​
The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.