Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter 

The Glenfield Road Animal Shelter provides the very best care for lost and abandoned companion animals. Over 1000 dogs and 350 cats are cared for by our staff each year.

The new facility, opened in 2015, is a clean, healthy and safe environment which is temperature controlled, secure and staffed by professional animal rangers. It has a designated viewing area and self-sustained veterinary room. 

We strive to reunite lost pets with their owners, and rehouse the ones left behind or abandoned. 

The Glenfield Road Animal Shelter is open to the public Monday - Saturday between 1:00pm and 4:15pm, and our Animal Management Rangers are available during business hours on (02) 6971 4651.

If you are looking for a family pet, you can see pictures of the animals that are currently in the shelter. The animal management team can help you find the right pet that fits in with your family and lifestyle. 

All of our rehomed pets are vet-checked, microchipped, desexed, wormed and lifetime-registered.

Wagga Wagga City Council Glenfield Road Animal Shelter (GRAS) Statistics

As part of the ongoing review of the operations at the animal shelter staff have started presenting specific information on activity levels at GRAS to assist in the overall management of GRAS. Below are graphs which provide information on the animals entering and leaving the shelter.

Council reports annually to Office of Local Government (OLG) on the incoming and outgoing statistics of animals at the animal shelter and the following summary of animals entering the shelter has been compiled utilizing the information provided to the OLG over the last three (3) years:

As indicated in the graphs below, Council has received 3165 dogs and 1318 cats (in total) into the animal shelter for the three year period from 2012/13 to 2014/15. During that period, 84% of dogs and 53% of cats were adopted, rehomed or reunited with their owners.

Dogs incoming 2012 - 2015


Dogs outgoing 2012 - 2015


Cats incoming 2012 - 2015


Cats outgoing 2012 - 2015


This information will be provided to the public via Council's website and will be updated on a yearly basis. Further to that the following information will also be available on the website:

  • Animals received at the GRAS
  • Animals outgoing - Released to Owners, Sold Released to Organisations for rehoming or Died at the facility (other than Euthanized)
  • Reasons for euthanasia of dogs and cats

The percentage of dogs that were euthanized in 2012/13 was 12.8%
The percentage of dogs that were euthanized in 2013/14 increased to 13.75%
The percentage of dogs that were euthanized in 2014/15 reduced to 10.7%

The percentage of cats that were euthanized in 2012/13 was 54.2 %
The percentage of cats that were euthanized in 2013/14 reduced to 41.2%
The percentage of cats that were euthanized in 2014/15 further reduced to 20.1%

In future updates to Council, further statistics will be provided that benchmark the euthanasia rates with comparable councils.