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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 16 (d) 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(129KB, 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

Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid Inc

Labrador Rescue Inc

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

Paws 'n' Hooves Inc
02 9835 1055

Seniors and Silky Rescue

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

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

Brighter Future Cat Rescue
0400 423 206

Saving Staffies Rescue
0403 650 358

Animal Trust Society

Friendly K9 Rescue

Pound Rescue

Forgotten Souls Dog Rescue

Meow Cat Rescue

Paws For Love

Golden Oldies Animal Rescue
0403 265 498

Firefly Animal Rescue

Urban Kittens

Pound Patrol

Central Coast Animal Care Facility
02 4304 4350

Sweet Shepherd Rescue

Boxer Rescue Network


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