So, you are looking for a cat for adoption or dog for adoption? Maybe you are looking for a rabbit, chicken, goat, rat, sheep, horse, bird, guinea pig, cow, goose, mouse or turkey to adopt? Great! You have come to the right place.
The Rescue Groups page lists nearly 1,500 animal rescue groups and rehoming organisations from all around Australia. Use the Google map pet rescue group locator to find pets to adopt in your area.
If you are looking for subsidised or cheap desexing, the Cheap Desexing page has links to organisations around the country that can help you with cheaper desexing fees.
It is never a good idea to advertise an animal as free to a good home. Why? The Free to a Good Home page gives some examples of the terrible situations your "free to a good home" pet could end up in.
If you have a lost cat or lost dog visit the Council Pounds page for contact details of all council pounds around Australia. Also visit the Lost and Found page for other places you can look for and list a lost or found pet. The Lost and Found page also includes some advice on what you can do if unfortunately you have a lost pet.
The Assistance page has links to organisations that can help you and your pet in times of crisis and also in times of general hardship. There are also links to many assistance animal organisations that can provide an assistance companion for people who may require some extra help in their daily lives and companions to help brighten someone's day.
To find out more about animal welfare laws in Australia, visit the State Legislation pages for links to various animal welfare legislation for each Australian state. Particularly take note of the legislation regarding the minimum holding times for animals taken to a council pound in your state which has been highlighted at the top of the page.
The Wildlife Groups page is similar to the Rescue Groups page, containing a Google map of wildlife rescue groups across Australia in the event you come across injured wildlife that needs emergency assistance.
If you are looking for more information about animal welfare campaigns in Australia, the Animal Welfare page has lots of links to Australian based animal welfare groups, animal welfare news and animal welfare topics.
The Cute Puppy in the Window page has some information about the perils of puppy farms or puppy mills, information on how you can avoid buying a puppy from one, and what you can do to avoid supporting puppy farms altogether.
Links to 24 hour pet emergency services, pet transport services, pet therapies etc, Australian microchip registries, general pet health and wellbeing sites of interest, and information about cat and dog vaccinations are on the Pet Health and Wellbeing page.
There are many ways that anybody at all can help support pet rescue groups and help the animals that need it most. Visit the You Can Help Too page for 100 ideas on how you can participate in helping out those who can't help themselves.
Some great and helpful Australian resources specifically for people who rescue animals are listed on the For Rescuers page.