Our shelters offer accommodation and care for abandoned, neglected, sick and surrendered animals.

Blue Mountains Shelter

Our Blue Mountains Shelter provides care, shelter and veterinary treatment to abandoned, injured, neglected and sick animals. Animals arriving at shelters come from a variety of sources, including those:

  • handed in as an injured or sick stray
  • seized by an inspector under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979
  • surrendered by an owner

Located in North Katoomba, it acts as the animal holding facility for Blue Mountains City Council.

The shelter offers microchipping services, dog boarding and retail products, as well as an annual open day for the community. Our team accommodate Foster Care and School Holiday programs and work placements for students undertaking Certificate II in Animal Studies. Volunteering opportunities are also available.

All animals suitable for adoption can be found here.

***Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, this location is closed until further notice. If you need assistance, please contact us on 1300 278 3589. Read more about how our services have been impacted here.*** 

Where we are

Contact Details

121-125 Mort Street
Katoomba, NSW, 2780

Phone: (02) 4782 2674

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Closed Mondays and public holidays

Shelter FAQs

Our shelters do not have the means to accept uninjured stray animals. If you find an uninjured stray animal, you will be referred to your local council pound.

You can see all animals available for adoption here.

Animals available for adoption have undergone a comprehensive veterinary check, and have undergone any other veterinary treatment and rehabilitation necessary. The adoption fee helps cover part of these costs and allows RSPCA NSW to continue caring for animals in need.