Please be cautious when approaching strange animals. A lost animal may be afraid and attack, so if you are unsure, leave any contact to professional animal control officers.
If the animal is friendly, please contain it as soon as possible with a lead or on your property, this will ensure it is safe from traffic or any other dangers.
Once it is contained you may want to check its collar for an identification tag and/or contact your local council. Please remember that all councils operate outside normal business hours and should be contacted even if it is a weekend or public holiday.
You can also contact National Pet Register on 1300 REG PET if they have a green National Pet Register tag.
I need a vet to urgently see your pet outside of clinic operating hours?
Stay informed of out clinic operating hours.
If you need a vet urgently outside of our operating hours, you can contact the Animal Accident and Emergency Centre on (03) 9379 0700 for the Essendon centre and (03) 8368 7400 for the Point Cook centre.
If you live outside of Melbourne, please contact your nearest animal hospital.