Dog Registration

Residents of the township of Dampier must have their dog registered and microchipped. You can find out more by visiting the City of Karratha website (

Managing your pets in emergencies

During cyclones or other natural disasters plan ahead and be prepared to ensure better safety and improved welfare for your animals, avoiding unnecessary danger and anxiety.

For more information about cyclone preparedness please visit the City of Karratha website (

Missing Animals

If your dog is missing it may have been picked up by one of the City of Karratha’s Ranger Services Offices. For more information please visit the City of Karratha’s animal welfare page by clicking here. Other avenues for locating your lost pet or sharing details for a pet you have found, include:

  • SAFE Karratha – Phone (08) 9185 4634 or visit
  • Karratha Lost and Found Animals – Visit the Facebook page

Adoption and re-homing

Local organisation SAFE (Saving Animals from Euthanasia) works to save homeless pets from unnecessary euthanasia by fostering, de-sexing and permanently rehoming them

They also work to reduce the overpopulation of pets by promoting responsible pet ownership and pet de-sexing.

If you would like to enquire about these services call (08) 9185 4634, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the SAFE website at

Cat Control

Owning a cat in the town of Dampier comes with basic responsibilities that should be followed at all times.  The Cat Act 2011 is in full effect, which means all cats older than 6months of age must be sterilised, microchipped and registered.  Find out about cat control, getting a cat registration and more by visiting the City of Karratha Cat Control page here