Central Queensland Animal Society Inc (CQASI) was officially registered as a rescue group in 2019, but has been coordinating the safety of animals on death row from the Central Queensland area since 2017.
CQASI is not a shelter but is a small foster care based rescue in Rockhampton. Every single one of our animals is placed into a loving, caring environment while they receive their vet work to become adoption ready. We are run by very dedicated volunteers that work around the clock in very short time frames due to the urgency of the pound system.
Not only do we take animals into our care, we also provide short term care for other rescues that save animals from the Rockhampton region. Our aim is to also bring awareness and education to the Central Queensland area on the benefits of adoption vs buying, desexing to prevent unwanted litters, vaccinations and microchipping. SECOND CHANCE DOESN'T MEAN SECOND BEST.
All the animals in our care are microchipped, desexed, vaccinated and flea and worm treated (dogs only) before they are put up for adoption. All money donated to our organisation is put back into the animals care.
We are nothing without our foster carers. If you are wanting to assist us by becoming a foster carer check out our website at www.cqanimalsociety.org.au/home/foster-carer-form/
You can follow some of what we do on our website and social media.
WEBSITE - http://www.cqanimalsociety.org.au/
FACEBOOK - facebook.com/CQAnimalSocietyInc
INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/cqanimalsociety/
MEET & GREET
We encourage all adopters to meet their new addition before committing to adoption. This gives you a chance to see if the animal might be a good fit, and if a dog, to also introduce them to your other animals. Just like we don't expect all humans to get along, we expect the same for animals.
At CQASI our animals future is paramount and we want to see them put into their forever homes. Every detail on our agreement is used to ensure your home is suitable for a new addition, that you agree to the terms and conditions and we also use some of the info for owner transfer after the adoption trial period (mentioned further down)
All our cats are indoor/outdoor enclosure only so all house checks are done when your feline friend is being dropped off to join your household. If the barking variety is what you are looking at adding to your home then one of our volunteers will contact you to arrange a day/time for a yard check. This is to check your fencing is suitable, see where your new canine will be sleeping and just get a general feel for the home they will be going to. All our adoptions tend to be local, but we have connections all over QLD so are more than happy to consider all serious adoption enquiries. A house/yard check will be done if we can get a local member (if adoption enquiry is not Rockhampton based) to assist.
Adoption fee is to be paid prior to collecting your new family member. The adoption fee is used to cover the vet work your new addition received. This includes - but is not limited to Desexing, vaccination/s, microchipping, parasite treatment/prevention (heart worm testing for dogs only).
TWO WEEK TRIAL
All our animals have a two week trial period. This gives your new addition time to settle into your family life and to give you a chance to ensure they are exactly what you want. If they are not settling in then we will arrange to take them back into care and you will be refunded the adoption fee. If after the two weeks they are exactly what you wanted then we will send you all their paperwork including sterilisation certificate, vaccination certificate and microchip transfer form.
Our aim is a beautiful goodbye into their new home. We treat any potential adoption with the upmost care as the animals safety and welfare is our number one concern.