ANIMAL WELFARE LINKS
Pet rescue sites
"Rocky's K9 Rescue is a group of dedicated volunteers who save loving and deserving dogs and cats from death row in the pounds. All of our animals are desexed, vaccinated and checked out by the Vet. From there, our dogs and cats are placed in foster care or boarding kennels while we search for their forever homes. Rocky's does not discriminate by age, size or breed. We rescue all kinds of dogs - the good, the sad and the ugly - and we specialise in large dogs. We also rescue cats, kittens and the occasional rabbit."
"PetRescue is a central place to find shelter animals searching for loving homes. The free service has listings from right across Australia. PetRescue is working hard towards the day when there are no more homeless pets and animal rescuers are not needed at all."
"PAWS comprises a small group of self-funded rescuers and volunteer foster carers and walkers whose primary aim is to help lost or abandoned animals in NSW. We are only a small group of people doing their best to help animals who find themselves in the pound through no fault of their own. We rely mainly on word of mouth to promote our website, which features animals who are either currently in the pound, or who have been rescued from Death Row and placed with a foster carer."
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue
"The dogs in our rescue program are usually brought to our attention by the staff of the Department of Animal Services or RSPCA shelters. They are noticed by the staff who feel that they have potential and would make a good pet for someone. They are assessed by us with people, other dogs and various other animals to ensure a sound temperament before the decision is made to foster and eventually place them in a caring new home. The dog is then checked by a vet, heartworm tested and given any medical treatment required. All dogs stay with a foster carer for at least one week during which time they are vaccinated, wormed, spayed or neutered and given a flea and tick treatment. This time gives the foster carer time to evaluate the dogs personality and to assess it's special needs so that it can be matched to the ideal home."
"Our mission is to find responsible permanent loving homes for retired racing greyhounds, to provide for their health and welfare and to educate people about the availability and absolute suitability of greyhounds as pets."
Animal sites - Australia
"Companion Animal News (CAN) is a nation-wide log of media news articles related to any aspect of the killing of healthy companion animals in Pounds and Shelters."
"The one stop shop for people who care about animals. A huge range of cruelty free, vegan products delivered to your door anywhere in Australia."
Choose Cruelty Free
"Choose Cruelty Free (CCF) is an independent, non-profit organisation which seeks to promote a cruelty-free lifestyle. CCF is totally self-funded by subscriptions, Licensee fees, donations and fund-raising activities. All monies raised go toward the production and distribution of CCF literature, which is distributed free of charge. CCF is run by non-paid, dedicated volunteers."
"Animals Australia is a peak body representing some 38 animal advocacy organisations. Since 1980 we have been uniting organisations and individuals in Australia who share the conviction that animals suffering is unnecessary and unjustified. We provide a strong united voice for those who cannot defend themselves. Our vision is for a world where animals are not exploited for profit or entertainment and where all animal suffering is eliminated."
"Our aim is to provide pet care and health products at affordable prices. We pride ourselves on maintaining exceptional customer care and service, we stock only genuine, quality products and guarantee prompt delivey.
The Vet Shed Team of experienced Veterinarians and Vet Nurses will be more than happy to help you with any enquiries or professional advice on products or pet care. We sell a wide range of animal products."
"Vegan Perfection is based in Melbourne, importing, exporting and distributing exclusively vegan brands to health food and organic shops plus restaurants, caterers and directly to customers via their website. They specialise in fine organic foods that are free from all traces of animal 'products' and cholesterol and also sell books and organic vegan bodycare completely free from parabens or nasty chemicals."
Melbourne Pet Minders
Pet sitting, pet minding, pet boarding, dog walking, doggy daycare and pet taxi services throughout the Melbourne area.
Scardee Cats' Cat Nanny
"Professional, tailored home care visits for cats in the Yarra Valley."
Animal sites - International
This fabric shop for cat lovers was started by Cindy, who writes "Feline Drive has given me the opportunity to continue rescue efforts in my neighborhood and support a small hoard of cats. And, to be honest, it has given me the perfect excuse to buy lots of cat fabric! I'm happy to share it all with my fellow cat and sewing addicts".
"A comprehensive guide about pet safety, which includes chapters on common household hazards for pets, food safety for pets, pet-proofing, and natural disaster preparation for pet owners. The guide was created to help people make truly better decisions about their pets and was written by industry experts. Because of the unbiased approach, many publications, government entities, and businesses already use these guides as resources for their readers. "
Peru Street Dogs
"Life is tough for the street dogs of Peru, and Cristina Corales is doing something about it. This web site has been created to tell you the story, to ask for your help and to keep you regularly updated.
"Based in a very basic shack at the edge of the Tambopata River in the Amazonia jungle town of Puerto Maldonado, Cristina is helping to improve the lives of many neglected dogs. Most of the dogs suffer from malnutrition, sores, mange and flea/tick infestations. In addition to caring for many dogs in her own home, Cristina also runs feeding and sterilisation programmes and helps by providing free veterinary care where necessary."
Soi Dog Foundation
"Soi Dog Foundation (SDF) is a volunteer and not-for profit organisation in Phuket, Thailand. Its aims are to reduce the population of unwanted stray dogs and cats through humane sterilization. To treat and improve the lives of the remaining animals, and it operates a shelter and rehoming centre for abandoned and abused dogs. By the end of September 2006 SDF had sterilized over 14,000 animals on Phuket, including over 10,000 dogs. It also treats sick and injured animals and responds to emergency calls from the general public. All of SDF funding is from donations. It does not receive any government funding."
"Please help SDF to continue its work by going to to make a donation or sponsor a dog. You really will be making a difference in these dog's lives."
"Millions of animals are rescued across America by shelters every year. Your daily click provides food for an animal in a shelter or sanctuary."
World Society For The Protection Of Animals (WSPA)
"For a world where animal welfare matters, and animal cruelty ends... For 25 years, WSPA has aimed to promote the concept of animal welfare in regions of the world where there are few, if any, measures to protect animals."