Thursday 20th April 2017
Council to crack down on car crime
Wednesday 19th April 2017
ANZAC Day services across the Southern Highlands
Sunday 30th April 10:00am - 1:00pm
Learner Driver Log Book Run
Wednesday 10th May 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Council Meeting 10 May 2017
All visitors to the shelter should report to the shelter office on arrival.
There are opportunities for volunteers to assist with the work at the shelter. More details are provided further down this webpage.
Visit the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter Facebook page
to view animals available for adoption.
Opening hours at the animal shelter are:
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday, Sunday 10am to 12 noon
Closed Public Holidays
The Wingecarribee Animal Shelter is planned to be closed on the following dates (to coincide with Resource Recovery Centre closures):
It is also planned for the Shelter to be closed on Thursday 4 May 2017 for the purposes of a staff development training day. Normal volunteer dog walking activities will still take place on this date. The reclaiming of animals will still take place from 3 – 4pm on this date.
Wingecarribee Animal Shelter
Telephone: (02) 4868-1520
Location: 177 Berrima Road (Resource Recovery Centre), Moss Vale
Find us on Facebook (external link)
Here at the shelter we have a large number of committed volunteers.
Some attend weekly to either walk the dogs and/ or socialise with the cats and kittens. Others volunteer their time when and where they can.
Volunteer Roles at the shelter:
Our dog walkers attend the shelter from 8.30am- 9.30/10am depending on the number of dogs and volunteers on the day.
Dog walkers are welcome 7 days a week at this time, except public holidays/ days the shelter is closed to the public. We provide vests, dog treats, harnesses, toys and leads- and assess what dogs suit each volunteer.
Cat cuddling happens from 10.30am-3pm, Mon- Fri and 10am-12noon Saturday and Sunday. Closed public holidays/ days the shelter is closed to the public. This includes socialising with kittens and cats. It is just as important for cats to be comfortable with new people as it is for the dogs. The volunteers offer great experiences and enrichment for the animals. This assists the animals become more adoptable. Cat treats and toys are available for volunteers to use white in the cattery.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter please call (02) 4868 1520.
All impounded animals are held for the statutory periods:
|Impound Fee Dog & Cat - First Release||$35|
|Impound Fee Dog & Cat - Second or subsequent occasion||$60|
|Maintenance charge for dogs (per day)||$26|
|Maintenance charge for cats (per day)||$14|
|Surrender of Dog||$75|
|Surrender & euthanasia of dangerous/aggressive dog||$127|
|Surrender of Cat||$64|
|Veterinary costs to maintain health & welfare of impounded dog/cat (as required)||at cost|
Please be aware that as of 1st of January 2016 there will be no payment facilities at the shelter.
Monday to Friday payments can be made at the Civic Centre, Elizabeth St, Moss Vale.
On weekends only, payments can be made at the RRC weighbridge.
All payments must be finalised prior to an animal’s release.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Wingecarribee Animal Shelter is operated on a philosophy of minimal euthanasia. This means giving every companion animal that arrives at the Shelter good care and the opportunity when it is viable to be re-homed without the threat of being subject to arbitrary euthanasia after the minimum holding period.