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IMPORTANT NOTICE IF YOU NEED TO SURRENDER YOUR PET
Hello to all our members, friends and supporters. As most of you would be aware, the last few months have been quite tumultuous for our Society. We now have a great new Committee of Management and many changes occurring to ensure the Society continues to do what it does best – care for unwanted animals.
One of the changes to ensure we comply with the Code of Practice is that we’ve had to make changes in our set up which has effectively reduced the number of pens available to quarantine new arrivals. We now have to organise and prepare for what we take in.
Because of this we ask those wishing to surrender their own pets to phone us first to ensure we have a pen available, or if there is no room get their name on the list for when we do have room. It is also extremely beneficial if your pet is up to date with Vaccinations as this will reduce its stay in Quarantine.
In relation to stray animals we request finders call their local council to collect directly from them, as when we have no space in our quarantine pens, we will be calling Councils to collect them from us. It’s far less stressful for the animals to go directly to the Pound rather than come to us and then be transported elsewhere. It’s not something we wish to do but at present we have no choice.
We have plans to build a new shelter with abundant facilities, further training for staff in all areas of the shelter and great ideas to give the animals in our care the best chance for a great new life. More on that later.
Despite the problems we are currently facing due to a lack of space, it’s a very exciting time for our Society as we move towards a brighter future.
The Australian Animal Protection Society is extremely animal welfare focused and we recognise that the first step of responsible pet ownership is to desex. Vet clinics nationwide tend to charge exorbitant fees for desexing so we ensure that desexing is affordable for anyone wanting to do the right thing by their pet and for animal welfare in general. Thousands of animals are euthanased simply because there are too many of them & there aren’t enough responsible people to adopt them and make provisions for them during their entire lifetimes. It’s not just our desexing fees that are affordable & realistic, but our overall veterinary services are heavily discounted in comparison to other vet clinics too – click here to view all our prices…
The Australian Animal Protection Society (AAPS) is a not for profit organisation so we receive no government funding. We rely heavily on the proceeds of our vet clinic & five opportunity shops, plus general donations & bequests to survive (we are tax deductible). We have numerous animals available for adoption, most of them surrendered for various reasons & we are known for giving second chances to those that may not have a chance at other shelters or rescue organisations. We love the animals in our care like we love our very own animals & between all of us – our devoted volunteers, our dedicated staff (who also volunteer their time out of sheer love for the animals,) our members (you can become a member too!) & committee of management (all volunteers) our animals are treated as individuals, with their own likes & dislikes & we rehome them accordingly, hopeful that they will be happy in their new homes. Not bad for a little shelter that has observed the changes in animal welfare for over 30 years!
Please visit our adoption pages & if someone catches your eye, please give us a call on (03) 9798 8415 or (03) 9798 8044. All of our animals are desexed, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated & vet checked prior to leaving our premises. We also provide a 2 week health guarantee after adoption. If an adoption is, unfortunately, unsuccessful for some reason, we will gladly accept that animal back into our care. Our adoption fees are quite low in comparison to other shelters so we make no profits on adoptions.
Help support the shelter by purchasing an Entertainment Book.
Purchase here with 20% going towards the shelter – With thanks!
Microchip update reminder
Recently, there have been several cases where lost animals have been found, however owners are not able to be located due to incorrect or out of date microchip details. Microchip’s often play a vital part in reuniting pets, so remember every time you change phone numbers and/or addresses you need to up-date these details as obsolete details are the reason many animals end up unclaimed in pounds or shelters.
Owners can check microchip details at any vet clinic or shelter and contact information for the main microchip registries are listed below;
- National Pet Register 1300 734 738 www.petregister.com.au
- Central Animal Records 03 9706 3187 www.car.com.au
- Australian Animal Registry 02 9704 1450 www.aar.org.au
Thank you EVERYONE for your continued support.
We have more animals available for adoption. Please click on the Adopt Menu above.
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