|How Can I Help?|
There are many ways you can help:
Adopt a Pet
Adoption page you
will find links to photos and stories about happy, friendly dogs and cats who are looking for
good homes. Some are still in Pounds, some
have been rescued from Death Row when their "time has
run out" and placed with Foster Carers.
Become a Foster Carer
If you are unable to adopt a pet on a permanent basis, or want to see how a dog or cat fits into your home first, why not become a Foster Carer for an animal on Death Row. PAWS want to save as many animals as possible, but can only do this if we have a Foster Carer to look after them until they find a home!
PLEASE HELP US TO SAVE MORE LIVES!!!
Become a Sponsor
The adoption fee only reimburses the rescuer for the veterinary costs incurred in saving the dog and making it ready for rehoming (desexing, microchipping, vaccination, worming etc.) Whilst these routine veterinary costs are recouped when the pet is adopted (sometimes many months later!), any additional, unexpected vet costs must be paid for by their rescuer. These can include medication for a sick pet, emergency surgery for an injured one, a dental to remove abscessed teeth or even just grooming for a severely matted dog. Additional vet fees often run to hundreds of dollars if an animal becomes sick after it has been rescued, or has a pre-existing illness or injury which must be treated before it can be rehomed. It would be easy just to ignore the sick or injured dogs in Pounds but PAWS think they too should have a chance at a healthy, happy future. Because of this we occasionally ask for sponsors when we have unusually high expenses for a particular rescue dog (generally when additional surgery is required).
If you would like to help Denise then please click here for more information on how to make a secure online donation to 'the DENISE AT PAWS registered non-profit group.
If you would like to help Ronda with her rescue work then our veterinary account is with Animal Tracks Veterinary Clinic and you can phone them on 02 97646066 if you would like to help her meet the ongoing cost of rescuing dogs from Death Row. Please do not phone Animal Tracks with an adoption enquiry because our rescued dogs aren't kept there but go to foster carers after they have been desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and wormed.
Please be assured that adoption fees are ONLY used to rescue dogs and cover any additional veterinary costs incurred by our volunteer rescuers. PAWS has no paid staff, no offices to pay rent on, no large advertising campaigns and no government funding. In addition, rescuers are not reimbursed for any personal expenses incurred by their rescue work such as phone calls or petrol. Perhaps more importantly, your money does not go to an organisation that kills healthy dogs just because it is taking too long to find them a home!
PLEASE NOTE NO PROFIT IS MADE BY PAWS FROM REHOMING RESCUED ANIMALS
Make a donation of goods
Our rescuers Denise and Ronda appreciate any donations of the following items:
Collars, leads, Haltis or Gentle Leaders to fit toy or small breed dogs only (second hand OK if in good condition!)
Allwormers and Flea Control products
Dog beds or 'igloos' of any shape or size (second hand fine!)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (Syd Metro area) or email@example.com (Hunter Valley area) if you would like to make a donation.
Volunteer Dog Walkers
Are you unable to
have a dog of your own because of your
Do you need exercise
but can't motivate yourself?
Do you have your own
dog but want to experience the company
of a variety of breeds?
If the answer is YES and you are over 18 years of age then the following Pounds, Shelters and Rescue groups are always in need of volunteers so please click on their link for more information:
Monika's Doggie Rescue (Ingleside)
Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (Carlton)
Sutherland Council Pound (Taren Point)
For some reason, Sutherland Pound (aka Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter) change their Shelter's webpage address constantly! If you cannot access the link above, please click here to go to the Council Homepage. Just type 'Animal Shelter' into the SEARCH field and navigate to the Shelter page from there.
Blacktown Council Pound (Blacktown)
Burwood Council Pound (Enfield) - Please note Burwood Pound no longer accept volunteer dog walkers. This was to be expected given our attempts to keep the Council honest in it's claims regarding the Pound's No-Kill Policy! If you would like to read more about this, please click here
Cat Cuddlers and Carers
Sydney Dogs and Cats Home in Carlton also rehome cats and kittens. If you are over 18 years of age please visit www.sydneydogsandcatshome.org for more information on becoming a cat volunteer.
Cat Rescue at www.catrescue.com.au are a Sydney based group rescuing cats and kittens and finding them now homes. They always are in urgent need of foster carers.
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