About Best Friends Pet Rescue

ABN:    18 967 940 403

Current Charitable Fundraising #: CFN/23564

Best Friends Pet Rescue 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! Adoption fees are set at a level that, in most cases, cover our costs of:

  • Dogs: C5 vaccination (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough and Bordetella)
  • Cats: F4 vaccination (Rhinotracheitis virus, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia virus and Chlamydia psittaci)
  • Worming treatment
  • Flea/tick treatment
  • Heartworm testing and monthly prevention tablets (dogs only)
  • Desexing surgery
  • Microchip

We rely heavily on donations to help defray costs of non-routine veterinary care such as treatment of injured or sick animals, food and chew toys, bedding, grooming supplies, collars/leads and other costs of running a rescue group. See How You Can Help for more information about our needs.

Membership in BFPR is open to anyone who supports the aims and objectives of our association.

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. The mandatory programs and services include:

  1. Feral Cat Trap-Neuter-Return Program
  2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spey/Neuter Program
  3. Rescue Groups
  4. Foster Care
  5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs
  6. Pet Retention = advice and assistance to help owners keep their pets at home
  7. Medical and Behaviour Rehabilitation
  8. Public Relations/Community Involvement
  9. Volunteers
  10. Proactive Redemptions that return lost pets to their homes
  11. A Compassionate Shelter Director

*See http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org and http://www.nathanwinograd.com for more information on the No Kill Solution.

About us

A registered charity based in Wagga Wagga and the ACT. We rescue, foster and rehome (wo)man’s Best Friends! 

Our mission

Our mission is to rescue and rehome healthy, treatable pets from shelters in the ACT and NSW region.

Our story

100% of donations and proceeds are used to pay for veterinary treatment, pound fees, transport costs, and other costs of caring for the animals.

Best Friends Pet Rescue Inc.
P.O. Box 5312, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
© 2011-17 Best Friends Pet Rescue