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Canterbury Council Animal Shelter
At Fairford Rd Animal Hospital

Fairford Rd Animal Hospital is the pound for Canterbury and Ashfield councils. We take in stray cats and dogs from these areas and hold them for a period of 7 days if they don't have a microchip, or 14 days if they are identified with a microchip. After the holding period they are put up for adoption to be re-homed. We update the website weekly with photos of all the pound animals that are looking for a new loving home.


Kitten adoptions are $160 and include desexing, microchipping, 1st vaccination, flea and worm treatment. Adult cat adoptions are $125 and include desexing, microchipping, council registration, 1st vaccination, flea and worm treatment.

Puppy and adult dog adoptions are $330 and include desexing, microchipping, 1st vaccination, heartworm testing, flea and worm treatment. Council registration is also included in the adoption fee for animals over six months. (all animals 6 months and over now include council registration)


The hospital is open 7 days a week. Our hours are 9am - 7pm Monday to Friday & 9am - 12pm on weekends. Our address is 2 Short Street Bankstown 2200. Please contact us on 9709 6844 for any enquiries. To find out more about the hospital's veterinary services visit www.vetfriends.com.au


Please click on the 'Photos' tab at the top of the page to view photos of our pound animals looking for a new home.


NOTICE - Canterbury Council Animal Shelter Facility is now closed to cats following an outbreak of Feline Panleucopaenia virus, caused by Parvovirus. Panleucopaenia is a highly contagious, life-threatening viral disease deadly to cats. With Animal Holding Facilities across Sydney being similarly affected by the virus, we are urging people not to bring cats to the facility until the outbreak is under control and this can take up to six weeks. Thus, acting accordingly to such epidemics, Canterbury Council Animal Shelter is putting a hold on cat rescues and adoptions until the epidemic is under control and is working to vaccinate any cats that come through the facility.


We are urging the public to not bring cats to our Animal Holding Facility until we are sure the epidemic has passed, and ask that cat owners check the status of any facility where their cat may be boarding due to the other facilities being effected.


For enquires please get in touch with Canterbury Council Animal shelter on 9709 6844. We thank you for your cooperation.

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