Native Animals & Pets

Fox in bush


The Shire of Capel is unable to assist with wildlife. If you come across an injured kangaroo, you can contact DBCA on 08 9474 9055 or on their Wildcare Helpline App available for both Apple and Android Devices.

If there is a deceased kangaroo causing a traffic hazard, contact Mainroads WA or the Shire on 08 9727 0222.


Snakes are an integral part of the natural environment and play an important part in wildlife ecosystems. In spring and summer, many reptiles emerge to bask in the sun.

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Parks and Wildlife Services Dealing with Snakes.

If you have a snake in your home, contact one of the below to assist:

  • Des Risk - South West - 0409 110 034
  • Rob Pettit - All areas (charges fuel) - 08 9733 8214 (w) or 08 9795 2311 (h)
  • Michelle - FAWNA - 0429 982 800
  • Roger Jackson - Charges $ - 0419 931 753 or 08 9755 2117
  • Alan Tindale - Dalyellup Only - 0448 951 007
  • Wayne McIntosh - South West – 0497 238 066 

If you are a snake handler within the Shire, and want your details listed, please contact the Shire on 08 9727 0222.


FAWNA is a non-for-profit, government-approved, wildlife and rehabilitation organisation for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, operating out of the South West of WA, it is the first point of call when dealing with native animals.

You can reach them directly on 0438 526 660

Rabbit & Foxes

Neither the Shire nor Parks and Wildlife Services deal with sick or injured rabbits or foxes.

Take sick or injured rabbits or foxes to your local veterinary practice.

Birds & Chickens

If you would like to keep poultry, please consider the impact on surrounding residential and commercial premises, and the welfare of the birds themselves.

Read our information sheet here.


Bees in hive

All you need to know about beekeeping within the Shire of Capel.

Read our information sheet here.