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Due to the acquisition of our land by the Department of Education to build a school, our Animal Shelter is relocating to a temporary site while our new permanent home is being built.   The temporary site will enable us to continue to care for and save many unwanted or unowned animals but due to zoning restrictions, although we can have a clinic to care for  surrendered animals, we are unable to operate an outpatient clinic for public use.

We have brain stormed many ideas as to how we can continue to offer heavily discounted surgeries, consultations and medications to the thousands of animals in our community, also offering payment plans and emergency assistance to our most vulnerable clients.

A mobile desexing and consulting van had been included in our future plans but due to the current situation we feel it needs to happen NOW.

Unfortunately with the $$’s we are spending on securing and fitting out the temporary site, costs associated with permits and plans for our final home and at the same time continuing to run the current shelter, we need help to finance this much needed service.

An alternate plan is to acquire a temporary site to set up a Veterinary Clinic, however knowing the huge annual cost of rent coupled with the difficulty in procuring permits, we would need a factory or site with low rental and the right zoning otherwise there would be huge time delays to get it up and running.

Time is of the essence as our services are vital, especially as kitten season is always around the corner.

So, being a not for profit, self funded animal charity we need help to fund the mobile Desexing van or to have a vet facility up and running asap.

We’re hoping to raise $100,000 to ensure either option becomes a reality. Please help us to continue to provide essential services to our community by donating and sharing this link.

We are moving

After nearly 40 years it is time to say goodbye to our current home in Keysborough after the compulsory purchase of our land by the Department of Education.
The Society has purchased a new site in Perry Road Dandenong where we will build a brand new shelter, with double the capacity of our current home in Keysborough. Until this site is completed, we will move to a temporary facility in Bangholme Road, Dandenong South. Keep up to date with all of our news on our Relocation page.

What our future looks like

Our new home in Perry Road will be a sanctuary, not just a shelter. A place where animals can have their lives turned around. A place where they are loved, warm and we can find them a family to love them forever. Our new home will double our capacity and allow us to save twice as many animals as we can now.
Our mission has been to never turn an animal away and this new facility will allow us to continue to provide an open door policy for our community and the animals who need us.

How you can help

Our biggest hurdle is always funds. As a not for profit, self funded animal shelter, we rely on the kindness of our supporters to help us deliver the best for the animals who need us. Donations will help us build the sanctuary we are so desperate to deliver to our community and most importantly help us save the lives of thousands of animals every year.
Our vision is big & achievable, but we need your help.

Any questions regarding our move are very welcome and we ask that you contact our committee via email or phone 9798 8415
You can also help support the Shelter by purchasing an Entertainment Book
Purchase here with 20% going towards the shelter – With thanks.

We have many loving animals available for adoption. Please click on the Adopt Menu above.

AAPS is recognised by the Australian Charities and not-for-profits commission.