Top End Lost and Found

Reuniting lost and found pets with their humans

Report an animal

To post your lost/found animal on this site, e mail the details  to (just click on this link and it should take you to an e mail box. If it doesn’t please cut and paste the e mail address and copy into your e mail application). To give yourself the best opportunity to find your animal, or person who owns the animal you have found, you will need to provide some personal details. We recommend that you provide a mobile phone number and your first name only.

We will try to send you a reply e mail when your post first goes on the site, however during very busy times we may not have time to reply to your e mail. Please check that your post is on the site, if not then telaf has not received your e mail – please try sending again. Please note the site is usually maintained in the evenings so don’t expect your post to hit the airways until then.

Please write your post exactly as you want it published. We cut and paste so what you write will be it!   Please also include the name of your lost animal – this make record keeping and searching very much easier.

We would prefer the text in an e mail with a jpeg picture attachment which has the name of your pet or description of found pet. Word attachments are not preferred  as this takes longer to process and the photo is never as good. PDF attachments are definitely not preferred as we generally cannot cut and paste which means we will have to omit the picture and retype leading to possible errors.

Please note SCAMS: due to some distressing internet scams telaf is reluctant to publish your e mail address. We suggest a mobile phone no. only. If this is of concern to you you can nominate the telaf e mail address to be your point of contact and any messages will be forwarded on to you via e mail. TELAF commits to updating the site every 2 – 3 days. If you do not provide a phone number or specify sideon to be your point of contact, then we will automatically publish your e mail address unless otherwise specified.

We  suggest that you include a description of your animal including:

type, name, gender, desexed or not, colours, size, any distinguishing features, baby or adult, collars/tags, friendly/timid etc

location… date lost…..

contact name  … phone….

Please limit contents to that which is relevant to identifying your animal only. (pictures are great and can save a lot of description).We try to keep posts fairly short so people don’t get fustrated with scrolling down the screen. Also lower case is much easier on the eye than all upper case letters – netiquett.

Animals will remain on the site for at least 6 months. If you wish for your animal to remain on the site for longer please inform us at the 6 month period and we will re-post the details.

For other ideas on finding your animal go to the ‘expand your search’ page

Because we know of illegal and unscrupulous activities out there regarding animals, we suggest that if you find an animal you ask anybody who claims the animal to provide proof of ownership – vet papers, photos, council rego docs – anything else which you can think of.

If you lose an animal we suggest that you take proof of owership to any prospective ‘finder’

if you find an animal and are not going to take him/her to the pound (not all areas have pounds anyway) then we recommend that you keep looking for the owners for 7 days (see the expand your search).

Telaf provides, what we hope is, a useful community service however we cannot be responsible for the destiny of any animal. Telaf does not handle the animals ie we are not a shelter simply an electronic conduit for matching lost animals to their searching owners.

We wish you the very best of luck in finding your animal or the home of the animal you have found 🙂



  1. The chocolate labs have been found! Thank you 🙂


    Comment by Hayleigh ciesiolka | 18 August 2012 | Reply

  2. Sorry TELAF forgot how to post a message. Can you post this please – My partner saw a black dog walking along the railway track crossing near the Elizabeth River and Elrundie Road(near Channel Island). It looked like a labradoor/kelpie. Not sure if it was lost or not but it appeared to be well looked after.


    Comment by Carolyn | 31 October 2012 | Reply

  3. Lost on Sunday 1 year old female desexed staffy x her name is lighting she is black with a white chest she is very friendly lighting went missing from Lowther road virgina .. Please call 0422158130


    Comment by Brooke | 1 November 2012 | Reply

  4. Hey there, You have done a great job. I will definitely digg it and personally
    suggest to my friends. I’m sure they’ll be
    benefited from this web site.


    Comment by Woodrow | 23 December 2012 | Reply

  5. Horse has been reunited with owner . So please disregard the ad . Thanku 😊


    Comment by Tash reddy | 12 January 2013 | Reply

    • many thanks Tash, thats good news


      Comment by telaf | 12 January 2013 | Reply

  6. There is a brown dog on the rail way tracks, 1km past the Elizabeth river bridge towards Darwin. Purple rego tag number 82030.


    Comment by Leo | 3 February 2013 | Reply

  7. Its good to see that people do care enough to help others find their lived ones


    Comment by donna hanley | 23 April 2013 | Reply

  8. Lucy was lost somewhere between Mariky and Humptydoo she is a female dog of medium size and tortishell in color she is wearing a studed collar and is the most beautiful
    natured girl extremely missed and loved so much she is micro chipped she has white sox on her feet and white down her snout.
    Pls call Simon 0400 245 052
    or Loz 0478 726 960


    Comment by Loz | 6 July 2013 | Reply

  9. Hi there I am jo from the RSPCA we have had a male desexed english looking staffy, dark brindle with white blaze, collar, chest and white elbows down to paws, back toes are white also, bought in to be scanned, no chip was found. extremely friendly and well kept. Finder will hold for few days then will bring him in.
    Found in ludmilla/parap


    Comment by jo | 19 October 2013 | Reply

  10. HAPPY ENDING: Thankyou to everyone who helped me thismorning. I encountered many early morning joggers and doggie walkers during my search missions. Everyone was positive and when I returned home at 0730 Skippy was here. I don’t know how she got home and I don’t know where she had been. I suspect a nearby good resident looked after her overnight when they realised Skippy was stressed out from the thunder and was fretting. Whoever it is – I owe you one mate. Thanx everyone and a big THANKYOU to TELAF !! Has been a scare for me.


    Comment by Dave Coulson - 12 Nemarluk DRv | 20 October 2013 | Reply


    Thank you guys for your help!!!! Very happy Mummy who’s learnt her lesson and will be getting Tess desexed and Micro chipped ASAP!!! 😀


    Comment by Claire Herbert - Tess the Cat | 15 March 2014 | Reply


    Thank you guys for your help!!!! Very happy Mummy who’s learnt her lesson and will be getting my cat desexed and Micro chipped ASAP!!! 😀


    Comment by Claire Herbert - Tess the Cat | 15 March 2014 | Reply

    • that’s fantastic, good for her and good for you getting her desexed etc, it really does help 🙂


      Comment by telaf | 15 March 2014 | Reply

  13. Lost from Karama ;( a apricot male kitten name is Simmba much loved pet. Children are very distressed will pay a reward for his safe return. Male three months old. Stripes of ginger & apricot overly friendly. Cont 043951132


    Comment by Allittia marsh | 10 July 2014 | Reply

  14. Sorry no didn’t show up properly in relation to our lost kitten or stolen in Karama. We are desperate to find him cont me on 0439511328 we rescued him so he is very PRECIUOCE to us REWARD IS OFFERD :,(


    Comment by Allittia marsh | 10 July 2014 | Reply

  15. Hello!
    There is a cat that has been laying dead on the middle of the street for 3 days now. The cat looks to be pure white in colour. The exact location is at the intersection of Henbury Ave and Willeroo St in Tiwi suburb. Looks like the dead cat was thrown on the island on the road.
    It breaks my heart to see the dead cat getting decayed like that. That cat deserves a better after life. I dont know what to do. I dont want to go near it due to contamination issues. Who should I notify? Or can you please take charge of this….?



    Comment by wrapperandribbon | 30 July 2014 | Reply

  16. Please call 0428927686 if found. Don’t take him to Pound, he will have nervous breakdown.


    Comment by Leonore Hanssens | 1 June 2015 | Reply

  17. Our boy Rowan is still missing from Marrara area. He is Microchipped, desexed male 3 years. If you have seen him pls contact Di 0424889767 we hope he is home safe soon.


    Comment by Diane | 13 September 2017 | Reply

  18. FOUND: bearded dragon. must have proof of ownership, area is went missing from and recent photo of it. Will only be going back to correct owners. Please contact Tasha 0427969422


    Comment by Tasha | 23 September 2017 | Reply

  19. Dog lost
    Large tan /golden white chest and sock
    Desxed male adult dog
    Very friendly, loves people and kids.
    Missed by his family
    Please phone Cindee

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Cindee Millington | 13 December 2017 | Reply

  20. Black white chitzoo Maltese cross from 5 Maude st anula today called Jan ph 0409286780


    Comment by Buster | 4 April 2018 | Reply

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