Port Macquarie Animal Welfare Service Inc.

Active in New South Wales

Rescue Group

Port Macquarie Animal Welfare Service (PMAWS) is a NSW Government registered charity. It is a non-profit group, dedicated to the welfare of domestic animals in the Port Macquarie/Hastings area and beyond.

We help abused, abandoned and unwanted animals and rely heavily on invaluable assistance from donations, fundraising, foster carers and voluntary workers.

Our group, PMAWS, aims to help create a community where every pet has a permanent loving home, every companion animal is de-sexed - as a precaution to limit breeding cycles - and where all animals are treated with respect and compassion. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world!

Some members have extended their committment to animal welfare far beyond their own lifetime by making a deferred gift to PMAWS in their wills or estate plans. The members pay tribute to those individuals whose spirit of caring endures into the future.

One of the most important aspects of our welfare group is that we have a no-kill policy. No animal will ever be euthanased unless it is too ill to respond to veterinary treatment.

Our dogs and cats are not kept in pens or cages, they live with our foster carers until they are adopted and placed in their new permanent home - no matter how long it takes. Cindy, a greyhound cross labrador, has been in long-term care for over 6 years and has finally found a wonderful home locally in Port Macquarie.

Our regular Cat Pet Adoption Day is held on the first Saturday of the month whilst the Dog Pet Adoption Day is held on the 4th Saturday of the month, at PETstock on Lake Road, between 10.00a.m. and 1.00p.m. We invite members of the community who are interested in adopting either a cat or a dog to come along and see all our animals available for adoption.

Many of our dogs and cats are surrendered by families who no longer are able to care for their family pets. Often, elderly people have to surrender their pets when they go into retirement villages or nursing homes, or if the pet becomes too hard to look after.

PMAWS is run without any government funding so obviously fundraising is extremely important for our survival. Anyone interested in animal welfare is welcome to join our team and help improve the lives of pets by becoming a member, a voluntary worker or a foster carer. We guarantee the work's immensely satisfying, fun and involving.

If PMAWS has any kittens or puppies in care that are too young to be desexed you can view them on our Facebook page. Once they are desexed we will add them to PetRescue. More photos of our cats and dogs can be found on our Facebook page as well.

Contact PMAWS (Port Macquarie Animal Welfare Service, Inc)

Contact: Nigel Bird / Wendy Lecussan
Phone: 02 6584 6142/02 6584 7027
Address: PO BOX 2025 Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Adoption Process

The first step is to phone (preferred ) or email Port Macquarie Animal Welfare Service for assessment regarding prospective ownership and pet suitability.

Adoption Application forms must be completed and include a vet reference and photos of yards and fencing. A property inspection will be carried out on properties in the Port Macquarie area.

New dog owners must have a fully secure, fenced yard offering protection from all types of weather, subject to approval by PMAWS.

A 2 week trial period commences on the day of adoption.

All PMAWS dogs & cats are desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heart & intestinal wormed, flea & tick treated.

Introducing a Kitten/Cat into a new home (especially where either a dog or cat already lives) can be a difficult challenge. It requires patience, perseverance and supervision.

Once your new kitten/cat arrives home, it should be made to feel safe in its own room - we call this the "sanctuary". No other cat or dog should be allowed into this room. The kitten/cat will need bedding, food, water, a view out of a window and somewhere to hide. A good idea in dog and cat families is also a 2 metre tall scratching post, where a kitten/cat can retreat if it needs to.

Keep the kitten/cat in a room for the first few days, then, gradually, using a series of wooden chocks (or similar), open the door slightly to allow paws and noses to meet. It can then be opened further to allow the kitten/cat in and out, but not the older cat or dog in. We recommend that this should be continued for 14 days.

PMAWS urges all owners to keep their cats indoors.

Contact Us

Contact Name
Nigel & Wendy (dogs) Leonie (cats)
Phone number 1
02 6584 6142
Phone number 2
0403 504 711
Phone number 3
0405 138825
Find Us Online
Website

Address

PO Box 2025 (extra contacts) 02 6584 7027 or 02 65814776 Port Macquarie NSW 2444
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Group
Dogs
6 Dogs
Cats
22 Cats
Other Pets
0 Other Pets
  • Gizmo

    Available for interstate adoption
    Beautiful little Gizmo came to us after a kind hearted lady saved him from a terrible act of cruelty and abuse. He is still healing and under the watchful eye of his foster mum, getting better eve...
    Gender
    Male
    Breed
    Domestic Short Hair
  • Rhythm

    Rhythm is the most lovable little boy who loves to run wild and play like mad with his toys as well as his siblings Ryder and Rosie. What rhythm really loves is nothing more than a cuddle after ...
    Gender
    Male
    Breed
    Domestic Medium Hair
  • Layla Lou

    Layla-Lou Layla-Lou is a beautiful little apricot toy poodle, ten years of age, still very lively. She can be shy when she first meets you but she does come around. Poodles love companion...
    Gender
    Female
    Breed
    Poodle
  • Alex

    PMAWS would like to find the perfect home for Alex as his owner is in very poor health. He is a 3 year old desexed male Kelpie x Smithfield. "Alex is very happy-go-lucky, loves everybody a...
    Gender
    Male
    Breed
    Kelpie Mix
  • Kramer

    Kramer is a six month old pup in need of some training which he is getting from his devoted foster carer. He came into our care after we rescued him from a pound. We believe he is part kelpie...
    Gender
    Male
    Breed
    Kelpie Mix

Port Macquarie Animal Welfare Service Inc. was created on 2012-08-10 11:18:06 +0800.