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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
 Labrador Rescue Inc rescuealabrador@yahoo.com.au
 Dog Rescue Newcastle 02 4954 2234
0415 367 144
 Doggie Rescue 02 9486 3133
 Jack Russell Rescue 0408 491 542
 Australian Working Dog Rescue Inc www.workingdogrescue.com.au
 Paws 'n' Hooves Inc 02 9835 1055
 Seniors and Silky Rescue ssrdogs@gmail.com
 DCH Animal Adoptions 02 9627 2767
 German Shepherd Rescue NSW 02 4930 8023
0401 024 058
 Sydney Animal Second Chance Inc 0404 690 014
 ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) 0421 216 485
 Fetching Dogs info@fetchingdogs.com.au
 Save Our Strays 0411 222 991
 Society of Companion Animal Rescuers (SOCARES) 02 4991 7719
 Greyhound Rescue Inc 0412 562 104
 Shar Pei Rescue Inc 0413 270 655
 Denise at Paws 0405 244 871
 Dog Lovers' Rescue and Adoption 0407 416 018
 Claws n Paws Rescue 0481 326 467
 Domestic Animal Birthcontrol Society (DABS) 1300 493 330
 Arctic Breed Rescue Inc 0403 833 204
 Cat Protection Society 9557 4818
 Animal Welfare League NSW 02 8899 3333
 Manning Valley Animal Rescue 02 6553 7244
 Freerangers Farm Dogs Rescue 0414 569 874
 Sydney Dogs and Cats Home 02 9587 9611
 Furry Friends Forever Rescue fffrescue@hotmail.com
 Brighter Future Cat Rescue 0400 423 206
 Saving Staffies Rescue 0403 650 358
 Animal Trust Society hello@animaltrustsociety.com.au
 Friendly K9 Rescue friendlyk9rescue@outlook.com
 Pound Rescue poundrescue@yahoo.com
 Forgotten Souls Dog Rescue forgottensoulsdogrescue@hotmail.com
 Meow Cat Rescue paulandpaula@tpg.com.au
 Paws for Love m_beira@hotmail.com
 Golden Oldies Animal Rescue 0403 265 498
 Firefly Animal Rescue fireflyanimalrescue@gmail.com
 Urban Kittens info@urbankittens.com
 Pound Patrol poundpatrol@hotmail.com
 Central Coast Animal Care Facility 02 4304 4350
 Sweet Shepherd Rescue sweetshepherdrescueaustralia@gmail.com
 Boxer Rescue Network boxerrescuenetwork@live.com
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