About Northern Rivers Animal Services
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, relying on the generosity of foster carers and our wonderful volunteers.
As well as rescuing dogs and cats from the council pounds and local surrenders, we assist with the costs of desexing for people in genuine need of financial assistance to desex their pet and maintain an Op Shop in River Street, Ballina.
Volunteers are always needed to foster animals (food and vet work provided) and to help out at the Op Shop.
We only re-home within a 100km radius of Ballina on the North Coast of NSW.
All our animals are desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and vet checked prior to being made available for adoption, while any necessary transportation arrangements are up to the new owners.
The adoption of our animals is at the discretion of the foster carer in conjunction with our Animal Coordinators, 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.
As a registered charity, donations over $2 are tax deductible and we also gratefully accept donations of goods to sell at our Op Shop.
Your donations stay in the area and provide food, shelter and veterinary care for the animals until we can find them new, loving homes.