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  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

    Red Dog; True Blue - Outdoor Movie Night
    When: Saturday 18 February
    Time 7pm for Festivities 9pm for Movie
    Where: Cameo Outdoor Cinema Belgrave
    Cost: Movie tickets $30 (Gold coin donation for furry mates)
    Includes an alcoholic beverage or a popcorn and soft drink. All proceeds with go directly to Save-A-Dog Scheme.

    Save-A-Dog Scheme is having a fun filled night for humans and dogs alike to raise money to rehabilitate and rehome cats and dogs.

    Doors open at 7pm, there will be a photo booth, raffle, and other activities to enjoy in the lead up to Red Dog: True Blue at 9pm.

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    Long stayers and Unconditional Love

    Long stayers and Unconditional Love


    Inherent in the No Kill commitment is our reluctant acknowledgement and acceptance of the sad fact that some cats and kittens brought to the shelter have not been socialised with humans. Because they will always be very dangerous to handle, unless they can be desexed and released as registered to a carer, they cannot be saved.

    There is however another category of cats and kittens which will probably always be timid and unaffectionate to humans. These creatures are harmless, decorative, and friendly to other cats but need a home where confidence and demonstrative affection is not an indispensable requirement.

    To find out more click on "read more" below:

    In accordance with the philosophy and operation of Save-A-Dog Scheme as a "no kill" animal welfare organisation SADS honours its charter and saves all animals, both companion and otherwise, which come into its care, with the unavoidable exception of a very small percentage of animals which are deemed dangerous and therefore cannot be returned to the community. This small percentage is accepted internationally as integral when using the term "no kill".

    This save rate leaves SADS with some dogs and cats which are homeable but which do have characteristics which makes them unsuitable for some homes and therefore they do stay with SADS for a long time waiting for that appropriate person/situation to come along.

    To find out more click on "read more" below:

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    Leave a Gift in your Will

    Leave a Gift in your Will

    Have you ever considered leaving a gift in your Will, to help Save-A-Dog Scheme, TO CONTINUE TO DO THE WORK YOU BELIEVE IN?

    Your bequest means a lot to SADS. It enables SADS to continue to save companion animals which would otherwise be killed, and to plan for and safeguard the future of this important work.

    For 30 years SADS has been an established leader in the No-Kill movement saving thousands of lives throughout metropolitan and country Victoria through its operation of a regional animal pound, country rehoming programs and by accepting and caring for dogs and cats whose owners can no longer keep them.

    SADS also provides veterinary care for sick and injured dogs and cats including palliative care for animals that still enjoy a good quality of life.

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