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Rescue Organisations

Council, at its Ordinary Meeting of 13 December, 2011 when considering a report regarding the Operation of Council's Animal Care Facility, resolved in part that Council work with rescue organisations approved by the Division of Local Government.

This in effect means that all rescue groups that apply to work with Council must have a clause 17(1)(c) exemption granted by the Department of Local Government under the terms of the Companion Animals Act.

Once a rescue organisation has completed an application form(110KB, PDF) and have been approved, they are invited to sign an agreement(130KB, PDF) confirming the arrangements under which they work with Council's Animal Care Facility as a rescue group. The application assessment and agreement endorsement process may take up to several weeks to complete.

Once a rescue organisation has been approved it may contact Council's Animal Care Facility and discuss its interest in rescuing impounded or surrendered companion animals that are available for sale. A number of rescue organisations have been approved by Council to rescue animals from Council's Animal Care Facility (see list below).

If an animal is rescued from Council's Animal Care Facility the rescue group must comply with the terms of the animal rescue agreement which includes a responsibility to ensure the animal rescued is cared for appropriately and registered and de-sexed prior to its sale.

Approved rescue organisations

Rescue Name Contact Details
Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid Inc  enquiries@amraa.org.au
facebook.com/AMRAA.Inc
 Labrador Rescue Inc rescuealabrador@yahoo.com.au
www.labrescue.com.au
facebook.com/labrescueACT
 Dog Rescue Newcastle info@dogrescuenewcastle.com.au
www.dogrescuenewcastle.com.au
facebook.com/DogRescueNewcastle
 Doggie Rescue 02 9486 3133
www.doggierescue.com
facebook.com/doggierescue
 Jack Russell Rescue 0408 491 542
www.jrtrescue.net
facebook.com/jrtrescue
 Australian Working Dog Rescue Inc contact@awdri.com.au
www.workingdogrescue.com.au
facebook.com/awdri.com.au
 Paws 'n' Hooves Inc 02 9835 1055
www.pawsnhooves.com.au
 Seniors and Silky Rescue ssrdogs@gmail.com
www.seniorsandsilkies.org.au
 DCH Animal Adoptions 02 9627 2767
enquiries@dchanimaladoptions.com.au
www.dchanimaladoptions.com.au
facebook.com/DCHAnimalAdoptions
 German Shepherd Rescue NSW 02 4930 8023
0401 024 058
 Sydney Animal Second Chance Inc 0404 690 014
www.sasrescue.org
facebook.com/SydneyAnimalSecondchance
 ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) 0421 216 485
www.fosterdogs.org
facebook.com/ACTRescueandFoster
 Fetching Dogs info@fetchingdogs.com.au
www.fetchingdogs.com.au
facebook.com/fetchingdogs
 Save Our Strays 0411 222 991
www.saveourstrays.org.au
facebook.com/sos.saveourstrays
 Society of Companion Animal Rescuers (SOCARES) 02 4991 7719
 Greyhound Rescue Inc 0412 562 104
greyhoundrescue.com.au
facebook.com/GreyhoundRescueNSW
 Shar Pei Rescue Inc 0413 270 655
Matthew.stevens@sharpeirescue.org
www.sharpeirescue.org
 Denise at Paws 0405 244 871
info@deniseatpaws.com.au
www.deniseatpaws.com.au
facebook.com/deniseatpawsaus
 Dog Lovers' Rescue and Adoption 0407 416 018
 Claws n Paws Rescue 0481 326 467
www.clawsnpawsrescue.org.au
facebook.com/ClawsAndPawsRescue
 Domestic Animal Birthcontrol Society (DABS) 1300 493 330
www.dabs.org.au
 Arctic Breed Rescue Inc 0403 833 204
www.abrinc.org.au
facebook.com/Arctic.Breed.Rescue
 Cat Protection Society 9557 4818
info@catprotection.org.au
www.catprotection.org.au
facebook.com/catprotectionsocietynsw
 Animal Welfare League NSW 02 8899 3333
www.awlnsw.com.au
facebook.com/AWLNSW
 Manning Valley Animal Rescue 02 6553 7244
 Freerangers Farm Dogs Rescue 0414 569 874
facebook.com/Freerangerdogs
 Sydney Dogs and Cats Home 02 9587 9611
www.sydneydogsandcatshome.org
facebook.com/sydneydogsandcatshome
 Furry Friends Forever Rescue fffrescue@hotmail.com
www.furryfriendsforeverrescue.com
facebook.com/FurryFriendsForeverRescue
 Brighter Future Cat Rescue 0400 423 206
brighterfuturecatrescue@yahoo.com
www.brighterfuturecatrescue.com
facebook.com/BrighterFutureCatRescue
 Saving Staffies Rescue 0403 650 358
savingstaffies@gmail.com
www.savingstaffies.org.au
facebook.com/savingstaffies
 Animal Trust Society hello@animaltrustsociety.com.au
www.animaltrustsociety.com.au
facebook.com/animaltrustsociety
 Friendly K9 Rescue 0418 424 688
friendlyk9rescue@outlook.com
facebook.com/FriendlyK9Rescue
 Pound Rescue poundrescue@yahoo.com
www.poundrescueinc.com
facebook.com/poundrescueinc
 Forgotten Souls Dog Rescue info@forgottensoulsdogrescue.com.au
www.forgottensoulsdogrescue.com.au
facebook.com/forgottensoulsdogrescue
 Meow Cat Rescue paulandpaula@tpg.com.au
 Paws for Love pawsforloverescue@hotmail.com
facebook.com/pawsforloverescue
 Golden Oldies Animal Rescue 0404 716 770
2020.goar@gmail.com
www.goldenoldiesanimalrescue.com
facebook.com/goldenoldiesanimalrescue
 Firefly Animal Rescue fireflyanimalrescue@gmail.com
www.fireflyanimalrescue.com
facebook.com/FireflyAnimalRescue
 Urban Kittens info@urbankittens.com
www.urbankittens.com
facebook.com/UrbanKittens
 Pound Patrol poundpatrol@hotmail.com
facebook.com/poundpatrol
 Central Coast Animal Care Facility 02 4304 4350
ccanimalcarefacility@gmail.com
facebook.com/Ccacf
 Sweet Shepherd Rescue sweetshepherdrescueaustralia@gmail.com
facebook.com/ssrainc
 Boxer Rescue Network boxerrescuenetwork@live.com
www.brna.com.au
facebook.com/BoxerRescueNetwork
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