Why homeless pets need our help
Did you know...
Every year, approximately 230,000* pets remain unclaimed in Australia’s pounds and shelters. That’s roughly 110,000* dogs and 120,000* cats left homeless each year.
On average, 40% of these unclaimed pets are killed at the pound simply because homes aren’t found for them.
The Government's pound system places little or no value on pet adoption, leaving it to community groups and charities to take responsibility for saving the lives of pets that remain unclaimed at the pound.
Almost 75% of all rescue organisations in Australia are small independent rescue groups who have a network of dedicated foster carers looking after rescue pets in their own homes. For these groups, the PetRescue website gives them enormous reach for free, putting them in touch with potential adopters every single day, no matter where they are located.
We believe there’s a home for every pet in need and enough love to save the lives of all homeless pets in pounds and shelters.
We’ve made it our mission to give every pet the very best chance of finding a human to love for life.
* Figures based on a statewide analysis of council and RSPCA data for unclaimed cats and dogs in NSW 2013.
^Study published by the Animal Health Alliance of Australia.