DID you know… BAWCS offers support for disadvantaged pet owners in our community.
BAWCS Community Pets Support Program is designed to benefit and support the welfare of companion animals within Victoria, belonging to disadvantaged pet owners.
The Program’s aim is to address a gap in service provision for disadvantaged pet owners in our community.
Service support provided includes:
Veterinary care – from basic vaccinations and desexing (supporting responsible pet ownership) to ending a pet’s suffering.
Emergency pet accommodation – to support pets in domestic violence situations or when owners are admitted into psychiatric care and have no family or friends.
General affordable pet accommodation – supporting local agencies with their client’s pets in times of entering into Rehabilitation Programs (drug/alcohol), respite care, hospitilisation.
Pound reclaim fees to reunite pets with their owners/supporting responsible pet ownership.
Outreach Support where BAWCS volunteers visit pets in the owner’s home whilst they are away. Pets that aren’t able to be ‘boarded’ are particularly targeted such as rabbits, birds, fish, reptiles etc. This part of our Program also supports the purchase of pet needs including food.
Training support instead of surrender. By providing qualified dog training support, owners are given an option to keep their pets instead of making the often heartbreaking decision of surrendering.
To check your eligibility for support, please apply here.