Blue Mountains

121-125 Mort Street
NSW, 2780

Phone: (02) 4782 2674

Opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Closed Wednesday and public


RSPCA NSW Blue Mountains shelter

RSPCA NSW has 10 shelters that provide comfortable accommodation and the best possible care to surrendered, neglected, unwanted, sick or injured animals.

The RSPCA NSW Blue Mountains Shelter is located in North Katoomba. It provides care and shelter to abandoned and neglected animals while they are waiting to be adopted, and is the animal holding facility for Blue Mountains City Council. As well as companion animals, the shelter often has livestock available for adoption, including goats, horses, poultry and sheep.

In addition to adoptions, the facility offers microchipping services, dog boarding and retail products, as well as an annual open day for the community. In addition, the shelter also offers work placements for students undertaking Certificate II in Animal Studies, and School Holiday Programs. RSPCA NSW’s Foster Care program is also available, as well as volunteering roles.

Each year, tens of thousands of animals arrive at RSPCA NSW shelters. The RSPCA works within NSW communities to promote responsible pet ownership with the aim of increasing awareness and reducing the number of unwanted animals. Animals arriving at our shelters come from a variety of sources, including:

  • surrendered by an owner
  • handed in as an injured stray. RSPCA shelters do not have the means to accept uninjured stray animals. If you find a stray animal, you will be referred to your local pound.
  • seized by an inspector under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979

Staff members assess all animals to ensure they are medically sound and that there are no other issues. Animals requiring extra attention are referred to our veterinarians.

Animals deemed suitable for adoption are advertised on The temperament and wellbeing of all animals available through the RSPCA has been assessed to determine the animal’s suitability for adoption, and identify their unique rehoming requirements. This enables staff to match animals with potential adopters.

All adoption animals have undergone a comprehensive veterinary check, been desexed, microchipped, treated for internal and external parasites such as worms and fleas, and had their initial vaccinations. Dogs are also heartworm tested and treated.

104 animals enclosures

447 animals rehomed in 2014

36 volunteers

288 meals fed per day


Our animals and staff depend on regular and reliable assitance from volunteers. We have a strong commitment to training our staff and volunteers in order to maintain the highest standards. We therefore ask that our volunteers commit to a regular shift. This helps the volunteers gain the skills required to meet these standards and allows them to get the most value out of becoming a trusted member of our team. It also ensures that the time and effort put in by our staff to train volunteers results in benefits for the animals in our care.


How You Can Help

How you can help

Looking to adopt a pet? Search now for dogs, cats and other pets available for rehoming at your local RSPCA.

RSPCA Pet Insurance is affordable, flexible peace of mind for dog and cat owners all across Australia.

Every donation helps the RSPCA and its volunteers look after animals, whatever the situation.

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