Northern Rivers Animal Services (NRAS) is a not-for-profit, volunteer organisation that aims to rescue and rehome abandoned cats and dogs.

The NRAS was started in October 2001 to provide care for the abandoned, abused, lost and unwanted dogs and cats in our region.

We operate within the Northern Rivers regional area (NSW), relying on the generosity of foster carers and aim to eventually have our own kennel facilities.

As well as rescuing dogs and cats from the council pound, we assist with the costs of desexing for people in genuine need of financial assistance to desex their pet and maintain op shops in River Street, Ballina and Bridge Street, Lismore.

We adopt our pets to be rehomed within approximately one hundred kilometres of Ballina.

All our animals are desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and vet checked prior to being made available for adoption, while any necessary transportation arrangements is up to the new owners.

The adoption of our animals is at the discretion of the foster carer, as they know the animals best.

They can advise as to what kind of household they would be suited to, how well the animal will get on with other pets and how well they will travel.

Phone:  02 6681 1860

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Liz Walden

Liz has a passion for all things cat and dog, and was one of the first in Australia to bring Pet Insurance to the market. She has headed up Petsecure marketing for the past 10 years, and is committed to promoting and supporting the amazing work done by rescue groups around Australia, and those who work to promote a better life for all animals

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