PetRescue is a national animal welfare charity like no other. We help save thousands of lives every month by looking at the big picture, disrupting the status quo and finding innovative tech solutions to the biggest challenges facing rescue pets in Australia. We were disruptors before ‘disruption’ became an overused buzzword. In 2004, we launched the first national pet adoption website to help rescue pets, who may otherwise go unnoticed, find a new family to love for life. Today, our free programs and services help millions of Australians discover the joy of adopting a new family member and help more than 1,000 rescue organisations, shelters and pounds save the lives of thousands of rescue pets. We have a vision of a future for Australia where every pet is safe, respected and loved. And to get us there, we’ve developed a mission that looks at the bigger picture, drives social change and unites to save lives. Thanks to your kind support, we’re able to create positive solutions to the biggest issues and challenges that rescue pets face across Australia by looking at the big picture, leveraging digital innovations and driving social change. We’ve created an environment where the best talent in animal welfare, technology and marketing can use their knowledge and expertise for good, and we’re extremely proud of the team that drives our mission today. Building strong industry relationships with some of Australia’s biggest brands has enabled us to give rescue pets greater reach and bring more benefits to grassroots community rescue organisations.
Since 2009, when Dr. Rebekah Day, BVSc (Dr. Bek) first opened a small clinic in Porepunkah, Alpine Animal Doctors has grown to become the ‘most trusted’ veterinary practice in the region. Our clients and patients come from across the Alpine region — from Myrtleford, Yackandandah and Beechworth to Bright, Harrietville and Mt Beauty. With an A-Z of almost 350 veterinary services available, our team is equipped to provide the optimum level of care for all conditions, and for all animal species, great or small, including farm livestock. Our clinic is fully equipped with the most up-to-date equipment available, with state-of-the-art facilities the equal of any capital city-based specialist veterinary facility. We are constantly re-evaluating and upgrading our equipment and facilities to ensure that our patients receive only the very best treatment outcomes — the same level of care that we would want for our own animal family. Dr. Bek’s team includes our amazing nurses Mary, Cassie, Emily and Monique — all locals, all professionally qualified or currently studying, and dedicated to ensuring your animals are treated with compassion and kindness. Our practice is skillfully and successfully managed by Mark, Dr. Bek’s partner. Most importantly, everyone at Alpine Animal Doctors loves animals just as much as you do. It’s why we do what we do. Our high-tech equipment and advanced facilities are important, but, more than anything else, what makes us different is our people and our dedication. Our promise is that we will never stop striving to achieve excellence in the delivery of animal healthcare.
MEOW rescue is a NOT for profit organisation which rescues Cats and Kittens within the Melbourne area. We have grown from one person into a rescue group. We are run entirely by volunteers and we are passionate at making change in the lives of unwanted cats and kittens. All rescue cats are cared for by our team of foster carers in their own homes. So come socialised and in most cases have had interaction with other cats and dogs. All kittens and cats have been vet checked, wormed, treated for fleas, desexed, microchipped and vaccinated and are looking for their purrfect home. We work with the community, shelters/pounds and other rescue groups to make change in the lives of so many unwanted animals. We run a last litter program where people surrender their cats litter to us and we desex, microchip and vaccinate the Mother cat for free so stopping the ongoing unwanted litters. We are also happy to discuss any issues relating to your cats/kittens and try to help keep these cats and kittens out of pounds. If you are looking for a loving kitty to adopt then PLEASE contact us on Petrescue. We will find the right cat/kitten for you.
Pawfect Pals Animal Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to rehoming companion animals who can no longer remain in their current situation, as well as those facing the threat of unnecessary euthanasia. Our team is made up of outstanding and knowledgeable volunteers, who work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate and find the very best forever homes for each animal in our care. All of our animals live with a foster family while they wait for that special someone to come along. This means they get to experience life in a loving home, and we get to know them inside-out! During this time, they receive all necessary veterinary treatment, including desexing, microchipping, vaccinating and worming. Though we sometimes like to think our dogs are absolutely perfect angels who could do no wrong, sometimes their behaviour doesn’t reflect that image…. Having a professional dog trainer assess and tailor a plan for you and your dog is highly beneficial, whether you have an issue that needs fixing or just want to make sure you’re on the right track to success with your new dog. A trainer can help with a multitude of things, like settling in a new dog, improving their loose lead walking and stopping them jumping on strangers, right through to more intensive behavioural modification for things like separation anxiety, reactivity and resource guarding.
Strong Hearts Cat Rescue is a registered charity based in Victoria, Australia. We rescue farmed animals, cats, dogs and rabbits. Strong Hearts Sanctuary was founded over ten years ago, by two sisters - Michayla and Jess. It started as a rescue for farmed animals, but has since expanded to become a rescue for dogs, cats and very recently rabbits as well. Strong Hearts Cat Rescue is passionate about raising awareness about the plight of farmed animals, and to educate people to see farmed animals as individuals, who seek love, warmth and comfort. We also raise awareness about the importance of adoption - both for farmed animals and companion animals. Desexing is such an important element to helping alleviate the companion animal crisis. Strong Hearts Cat Rescue is based in Melbourne, Australia. We rehabilitate farmed animals on our two properties, and prepare them for adoption. For the dog, cat and rabbit branch of our rescue, we have foster carers throughout Melbourne who care for our rescue pets until they are ready for adoption.
Australian Animal Rescue Incorporated (AAR) is a non-profit, volunteer run, non government organization. AAR was established in April 2009 after bush fires devastated the Gippsland, Kinglake and Marysville areas of Victoria. Spurred into action by the devastating events that were unfolding, a small group of dedicated volunteers spent 3 months rescuing wildlife and providing as much food and supplies as possible out to the effected people and animals. We at AAR differ from other rescue groups as we also specialize, not only in wildlife animals but also domestic animal rescues and adoptions. Australian Animal Rescue Incorporated operates 7 days a week and provides animal rescue and information services throughout Victoria. We also provide assistance to other shelters and disaster relief by doing fundraising throughout Melbourne.
2nd Chance Cat Rescue is a registered Australian Charity (ABN: 66 448 752 266) and not-for-profit organisation run solely by volunteers in the south-eastern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It was started in July 2011 with the purpose of re-homing de-sexed, vaccinated and microchipped cats and kittens to good homes. 2nd Chance Cat Rescue has successfully socialised and re-homed many feral/stray and abandoned kittens. We have found that even the most apprehensive or timid animals can become wonderful companions if enough quality time is spent with them and our carers go to great lengths in doing so. All potential owners are screened using a comprehensive questionnaire designed to ensure that the cat(s) or kitten(s) are suited to their new environment and owners before leaving 2nd Chance Cat Rescue. Potential adopters will also have a preliminary phone call with one of our foster carers before a potential 'meet and greet is organised'. Matching the right cat with the right home is always the most important element in any adoption!
Based in Toorak Australia, Village Vet is there to help you manage the life of your pet. They are passionate advocates for the best available care and treatment for you and your family member. Their Vet Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and they have an array of visiting consultants, so your pet can have the best quality diagnostics without leaving the clinic. They aim to make your pet's visit as stress-free and comfortable as possible. They have developed separate cat and dog waiting areas, consultation rooms and hospital wards to help their transition into the clinic less confronting. They work as a collegiate group, using each team member’s strengths to deliver the best for their client's needs. Sometimes they may suggest an internal referral. At other times they will recommend an external referral, especially the more difficult surgeries and diagnostic procedures. At all times, they ensure that your pet has access to the best clinician for their needs. The Nurses are an integral part of the team and work collaboratively with Vets to offer an efficient service of a high level high. Our nurses are highly trained and can share their insights into the tricky task of how to give a cat a tablet, what special foods are available, information about parasite treatment, and many more. They are constantly seeking to deliver the best outcome for you and your little fluffy friend. They also work closely alongside Wildlife Victoria to assess, stabilise and provide care for many different types of wildlife. If you find injured wildlife, please take them to Village Vet. They assess all wildlife individuals handed in, and we do their best to rehabilitate them. Every month, Village Vet donates $500 to Australia Pet Welfare Foundation (APWF). The APWF is committed to reducing the number of animals being euthanised in shelters and pounds. APWF provides evidence-based solutions to save the lives of pets and people. They liaise with communities, government authorities, veterinarians, welfare universities, and professional organisations to advocate for policy and legislative change to save lives. Save A Dog Scheme is a no kill shelter in Glen Iris. They house multiple cats and dogs that need a forever home. The Village Vet is proud to partner with the National Desexing Network, which offers discounted desexing for pet owners with financial limitations. Applications for desexing vouchers can be found on their website.
Australian Lions Hearing Dogs (ALHD) was initially founded in 1980. The concept of starting the program in Australia originally began with PDG’s Brian Carter and Bob Allen, who had attended an International Lions Convention in the US, during which they’d seen a demonstration from the very first Hearing Dog program in Denver, Colorado. The program was approved in 1980, where the Lions Clubs of Australia and Lions Clubs International Foundation voted to fund the launch of ALHD at the Canberra Multiple District Convention. With funds raised by Clubs across Australia and LCIF, our Training Centre in Verdun was purchased and a trainer, Gale Gold, from the program in the US was brought out for two years to establish the program. The first Australian Lions Hearing Dog, Amber, was delivered to Margaret Bragg of Para Vista, SA in 1982 with the placement being sponsored by the Lions Club of Edwardstown. Since Amber, over 650 Hearing Assistance Dogs have been placed Australia-wide, a local Lions Club involved with each and every one, and all going to their deaf and hard of hearing recipients free-of-charge. ALHD continues as a Lion project, delivering Australians who are deaf or hard of hearing a set of ‘furry ears’ free of charge. It is overseen by a Board of volunteer Lions Members from around the country. The number of their Hearing Assistance Dogs in active service will increase exponentially as they implement their capital expansion program. Their aim within the next ten years of planned growth is to have close to 1,000 dogs in active service at any given time. Australian Lions Hearing Dogs is an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI). To maintain their membership, ALHD must comply with standards set down by ADI that cover training of both recipients and dogs, animal welfare, administration and more. To maintain ADI accreditation, their compliance is audited by ADI every five years. ALHD remains engaged with the recipient and their dog for the working life of the dog with follow-up accreditation visits every two years.
As a dedicated Animal Adoption Organization since 2000, Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Victoria has discovered countless ways to make a positive difference in the lives and welfare of animals. In an ideal world, every human being would be compassionate enough to lend a helping hand. From volunteering time and making a donation, to staying informed and advocating online, there are so many ways to get involved. Find out more today. We are dedicated to stepping up our Rehabilitation efforts, which is by no means an easy feat. But through cooperation and community involvement, we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. With our mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies to make our Rescue efforts more effective. Contact us to learn more about our team’s hard work and commitment to this cause.
Cheltenham Cat Rescue is a registered animal welfare charity organisation, with deductible gift recipient status. Our focus is on the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of cats across Melbourne. Cheltenham Cat Rescue (CCR) commenced rescue operations in June 2015. After fostering for a number of years with other wonderful rescue organisations – and learning about the companion animal issues across Victoria and Australia – CCR founder Natasha thought she could add further value by setting up her own rescue organisation, the idea being to assist in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of cats within the Melbourne community. Working collaboratively with other rescue groups, councils and pounds across Melbourne, Cheltenham Cat Rescue focuses on rescuing homeless cats and kittens in need. Homeless doesn’t always mean the pound, though. Whilst it is true that many of our cats can come from the pound, we also receive calls from members of the community regarding homeless cats wandering onto their property as well as calls for help from people who can genuinely no longer care for their cats, for one reason or another. We are an all-breed cat rescue organisation, staffed entirely by volunteers and funded only by public donations. All funds raised go straight back into helping the cats and kittens in our care. Our survival as an organisation relies on the network of our volunteer foster carers, who assist in the provision of temporary homes whilst forever homes are found. Without these carers, rescue organisations like CCR would cease to exist. All cats/kittens rescued are fully vet worked before being rehomed. We are not a shelter and as such, we do not have a centralised location. All adoptions take place via an adoption application process, the aim being to find the purrfect match between human and feline. We believe that all breeds of cats deserve loving and caring homes and any medical care necessary to ensure the best possible quality of life, regardless of their age or condition. Through our work, we also seek to educate the community on responsible companion animal guardianship, holistic cat health care management and the dire situation of thousands of healthy cats and kittens being euthanised everyday in Australia… and what can be done to prevent this from happening.
Albany Animal Welfare is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the Albany area. We provide shelter and care for abandoned, neglected, and stray animals, and work to find them forever homes through adoptions and community outreach programs. We also advocate for animal welfare and work to educate the public on responsible pet ownership. Our ultimate goal is to create a more compassionate community for all animals.
WA Pet Project is a registered, not-for-profit, incorporated organisation in Western Australia. We are 100% volunteer operated, meaning we all work 'real' jobs during the day and dedicate our free time to changing the lives of pets and their humans. We are supporters of the No-Kill movement. We are 100% foster-care based which means that we do not have a premises, kennels or catteries to house all our beautiful rescue animals. All of our animals live in loving foster homes throughout the Perth metro area until they are adopted by their forever families. While at WA Pet Project we operate an adoption program for cats and dogs, our vision is a world where animal rescues don’t need to exist. We love our foster pets, but what we love more is pets living in their homes. Forever. Our aim is to help the community become great pet owners through various education programs, online resources and veterinary care programs. Because we believe success will come from addressing the cause, not only the issue.
Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue is a Dog Rescue based in the Perth Metro area, run totally by volunteers and funded by donations. All of our dogs are placed in foster homes in the metro area until they are adopted. Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue (DFL) is committed to saving as many dogs from pounds as possible. We have hundreds of foster carers all over Perth who care for the dogs until they are ready to move to their forever homes. We are always in need of foster carers to love and care for dogs of all ages and sizes. Along with finding new homes for dogs, we also rescue dogs that don’t have much time left. Rather than leave them to live out the rest of their life in a pound alone, they live with a “forever foster” carer and remain in the rescue until it is their time. They will only know love and kindness and will receive all vet work needed to make them as comfortable as possible.
Perth Rescue Angels Inc is a Western Australian based not-for-profit animal rescue charity that strives to change the lives of homeless, neglected, surrendered and abused animals through foster care and adoption. Being a foster-based rescue means that our cats and dogs live in homes with families while they are waiting for their forever homes. We are fortunate enough to have a dedicated team of foster carers and are always looking to add new members to our rescue family. Perth Rescue Angels specialises in rehabilitating undomesticated cats. These cats are seen as pests by many. However, we believe every cat deserves a chance at a happy life. Our organisation prides itself on being cruelty-free, which means that we only fund-raise using cruelty-free fundraising ideas. Perth Rescue Angels Inc is an Incorporated Entity, is a registered Charity with the ACNC, is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient and has a Charity Collections License.
“Rescuing Cats from the Perils of the Streets” was the original aim of the Cat Welfare Society when it was established in 1961. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated staff and volunteers over many years, we have grown to become Western Australia’s premier cat welfare organisation, trading under the name of Cat Haven. Cat Haven, WA’s largest shelter for homeless, lost and abused cats. Our vision is that every WA cat should be a well-cared for cat and we work towards achieving this by providing: shelter facilities for lost, abandoned and stray cats; a foster care program that allows sick, injured and shy animals to recover in volunteers’ homes until they are ready for adoption; and a re-homing program at the Cat Haven campus as well as through a network of 15 pet stores across the metropolitan area. Cat Haven takes in over 8,000 cats and kittens every year and has a zero euthanasia rate for treatable re-homable cats. We have over 700 members, employ 55 staff and are supported by 71 volunteers who assist at the shelter and over 800 volunteer foster carers. Cat Haven’s core business is not only about improving the welfare of cats and kittens but also about improving the lives of people in the community and protecting our environment. Our rescue and surrender services ensure stray and unwanted cats are properly cared for and placed into suitable new homes, rather than being ‘dumped’ on the streets. In this way we help reduce the stray and feral cat population and all the problems these can create for people, as well as protecting native species. Our re-homing services help people find a cat or kitten that suits their lifestyle, thereby helping individuals and families gain the benefits of owning a companion animal. In addition to these services, Cat Haven run a number of community programs including: Free emergency cat boarding for people in crisis, Companion cats in residential aged care facilities, Subsidised sterilisation and microchipping.
The RSPCA subscribes to the "Five Domains" model developed by Prof David Mellor and Dr Cam Reid in 1994, which outlined a way to identify and grade the severity of different welfare issues. By examining the physical and functional factors of nutrition, environment, health and behaviour and how they impact on an animal's mental state, the welfare status of an animal could be determined. This model was based on the Five Freedoms for animals. Freedom from hunger and thirst by providing access to fresh water and a balanced diet to maintain full health. Freedom from discomfort by providing a safe environment, shelter and a comfortable resting place. Freedom from pain, injury and disease through prevention, rapid diagnosis and treatment. Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind. Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.
The Mad Catters Inc. Perth is a group of passionate cat enthusiasts who come together to share their love for cats and promote cat welfare. They organize events, meetups, and adoptions to bring attention to the needs of cats and help find loving homes for stray and abandoned cats in the Perth area. They also provide resources and support for cat owners and work to educate the public about responsible cat ownership.
Pet Rescue & Adoption Service was formed to help save cats and dogs of all ages from unnecessary euthanasia and situations of abuse and neglect and we also take surrenders of pets from people for a variety of reasons. We also take in many kittens from all walks of life. In some cases we may sterilise the owned mother when we take the kittens. We respect and support other rescue organisations and strive to be part of the total process of freeing our companion animals from suffering. PRAAS is a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation. All work is done by unpaid volunteers. All vetwork & most food, toys, equipment etc are paid by the Rescue owner. The remainder is paid by the Carers. All transport fuel is paid by the owner, carers & other volunteers. Our rescued pets live as fosters in a home environment. Each might live with a family, a single, cats, dogs, other animals, children etc & it will be included on their profiles in which kind of environment they are known to be comfortable. All cats live inside only; where possible this includes a secure outdoor run. They are also fed a very high quality, nutritious diet as I believe that this is part of basic care for our loved pets. We require our adoptive families to have the same attitude towards their new pet's nutrition and to feed them similar quality food. A vital part of rescue involves desexing every animal that passes into our care and education of the importance of this process to members of the public with whom we come into contact. No animal will be adopted without first being microchipped, vaccinated and either desexed or with a paid certificate for desexing at the appropriate size. Desexing is THE key to the total well-being of our pets and the value that people place on them. Only in rare circumstances will desexing not occur e.g. if the animal is elderly or frail & it is advised by the vet to be unnecessary or dangerous. Once our rescued pets are healthy, desexed and have had all the necessary work according to current legislation, they will be offered to the public for adoption. New families will be carefully selected. All animals are adopted with the expectation that finally, this will be their lifelong home.
Vetwest have been Perth's trusted vets for over 25 years. We exist today because thousands of WA pet owners have been delighted with the compassion we provide to them and the care we provide to their special companions. Our team is made up of people that truly love animals, and have dedicated their working careers to a high standard of veterinary medicine. We have purpose-built facilities across Perth reaching to Mandurah, with an extensive range of diagnostic equipment and a commitment to continuous improvement, namely the medical treatment and care of pets, the working conditions of our team, the service we provide to our clients, and promoting responsible pet ownership in the community. The health and happiness of your pet is our priority and we offer a wide variety of services including health checks, vaccinations, desexing, surgery, dentistry, ultrasound, X-Ray, pathology, parasite protection, puppy preschool orthopaedic surgery, free nail clipping, cat boarding and much more!