Gov. Departments

RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is an independent, non-government charity. Their mission is to prevent cruelty to animals and help animals get adopted. With over 40 shelters and around 1000 staff members, they help improve the lives of animals. Most of their funds come from public donations, fundraising initiatives, business partnerships, grants and RSPCA patrons.

RSPCA New South Wales
RSPCA NSW is an animal welfare organisation that provides shelter to animals and supports sick or hurt animals (by the means of veterinary hospitals) throughout New South Wales. Most of their funds come from donations and grants. Established to protect animals, they receive more than 80, 000 calls every year about animal cruelty, dog training and animal adoption.

City of Sydney
The City of Sydney is the local government authority of Sydney. They are responsible for the city centre and 30 suburbs, providing services for more than 180, 000 residents, 20, 000 businesses, workers and visitors. Their animal welfare services include providing information related to adoption, animal shelters, vets in the area, off-leash parks, dog training, cat care, missing pets, complaints about animals, local wildlife, microchipping and desexing your pet.

Hawkesbury City Council
The Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter is located at 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave NSW 2756, and is part of the Hawkesbury City Council. They are a group of volunteers promoting the adoption of animals, safe breeding regulations and handling enquiries regarding animals being attacked by dogs.

Sutherland Shire is a local government area in the southern region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. As a City Council, they provide an array of services which include care and protection for animals. Their Animal Shelter takes in lost pets, they sell a range of beautiful cats and dogs, they ensure all pets are desexed, lifetime registered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to rehousing, and they have a ‘low kill’ policy.

Animal Rescue

Save a life pet rescue

Save a Life Pet Rescue focuses on saving the lives of cats and dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages. Usually these animals suffered through cruelty, have been neglected, abandoned or are currently in overpopulated high-kill animal shelters. Their mission is to find all rescued cats and dogs a loving, permanent home. Most of their funds come from donations, and they welcome volunteering and animal fostering.

Pet Rescue
PetRescue is a non-profit organisation/ animal welfare charity based in Australia. They support over 800 rescue groups, shelters and pounds nationwide. They are currently Australia’s most visited charity website, as they help rehome and rescue thousands of cats and dogs every month.


Doggie Rescue is a no-kill shelter that rescues abandoned dogs from Sydney Pounds and rehome them. They started out as a group of volunteers, and was established as a registered charity in 2001. They have a no kill policy, and the public can adopt a pet from them or foster a pet.

Fetching Dog Rescue

Fetching Dog Rescue is a non-profit registered charity. They are dedicated to rescuing and rehoming dogs across New South Wales, and they promote education regarding animal safety and welfare.

Animal Hospitals

Sydney Animal Hospitals

Sydney Animal Hospitals focus on providing the best veterinary care services for your pet with the latest technology, high quality care and taking responsibility for your pet’s health personally.

24 Hour Hospital
SASH (Small Animal Specialist Hospital) are veterinary care specialists, who offer a range of services to make sure your pet gets the high quality care they need to solve their problem. All treatment gets tailored to a pet’s specific needs, and the latest treatment options as well as clinical trials are used.

24 Hour Veterinarian
Eastside Veterinary Emergency & Specialists are a veterinary hospital situated in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney that offers 24 hour emergency care for your pet. Their services include after-hours help, a variety of animal medical appointments during regular business hours, standard consultations and prescriptions, medical imaging, pathology and surgery, as well as extended periods of hospitalisation.

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare League NSW
The Animal Welfare League NSW is a registered charity that has been in the business for over 55 years. They care for neglected and abandoned animals. AWL is authorised to investigate allegations of animal cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and they operate 3 animal welfare shelters, a vet clinic and have 13 branches of volunteers across NSW.

NSW Volunteering

NSW volunteering is an organisation that works with government agencies and the voluntary sector to make volunteering easier and more accessible for the public.

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) was founded in 1969. They save animals, rescue and protect entire populations and preserve habitats around the world. With projects in over 40 countries, IFAW rescues all animals in need: dogs, cats, wildlife, livestock and animals in the wake of disasters.

Animal Libration
Animal Liberation is an animal rights charity founded in 1976 that believes all animals have the right to live free from human intervention. Their goal is to fight for all animals until they are able to live, free from intervention, use and abuse by humans.