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Bob's co-owner Professor John Debenham said he was shocked the council had taken action and branded it a "waste of ratepayers' money".
"Bob is a lovely, normal, harmless dog," Professor Debenham said.
"He chased the cat for 30m, it (the council action)is preposterous."
The UTS academic said he believed the cat and its owner were uninjured.
A council spokesman could not comment on details but confirmed council solicitors were handling the matter.
While celebrities and neighbours are rallying around him, Bob seems relaxed about his future.
He is still enjoying his food, dining on his favourite chicken wings, and playing with his stuffed cow and a stuffed giraffe called George.