Based in Wagga Wagga and Canberra, our mission is to rescue healthy, treatable pets from pounds and shelters in southern NSW & ACT and rehome them with adoptive families.
We are an association of volunteers who rescue and provide foster care in our own homes. We do not profit in any way from rescuing and rehoming pets – in fact, almost all of us are continually out-of-pocket from these activities but we do it because we care about animals!
The volunteers of Best Friends Pet Rescue embrace the No Kill philosophy. “No Kill” means stopping the killing of all treatable and healthy adoptable pets. It does not mean that animals are never euthanised – euthanasia is an act of mercy to end suffering and we do not believe this word should be used to describe the killing that takes place in Australian pounds and shelters. Every year, many healthy pets are killed in Australian pounds and shelters. *For far too long, we have been told that there is no other way and that the killing is entirely the fault of irresponsible pet owners and that shelters are merely performing the public’s dirty work. These animals’ only “crime” is that they don’t have a home. Others may be sick or injured, but they could be saved with little effort. Unfortunately, they, too, will be killed. *In the last decade, several progressive shelters have put into place a bold series of lifesaving programs and services which have dramatically reduced the death rate in their communities. The resulting success proves that there is a formula for lifesaving, and that if we are to achieve a No Kill nation, it is incumbent upon shelters nationwide to embrace the programs and services which have been proven to save lives. By working with people, implementing lifesaving programs, and treating each life as precious, a shelter can transform a community.
Best Friends Pet Rescue volunteers provide foster care for dogs and puppies rescued from Death Row at council animal shelters. With your help, we can meet our goal of saving all HEALTHY, TREATABLE pets from being killed for their crime of being homeless. If you would like to help, ring 04900 64900.