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Midcoast Dog Rescue Incorporated


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Midcoast Dog Rescue Incorporated

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Port Macquarie NSW, Australia

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About this organisation

Midcoast Dog Rescue Incorporated is located in Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast (approximately 4.5 hours north of Sydney) and is a NSW Government registered charity. It is a non-profit group, dedicated to the welfare of domestic animals in the Port Macquarie/Hastings area and surrounds. 
We help abused, abandoned and unwanted animals and rely heavily on invaluable assistance from donations, fundraising, foster carers and voluntary workers.

Midcoast Dog Rescue aims to help create a community where every pet has a permanent loving home, every companion animal is de-sexed – as a precaution to limit breeding cycles – and where all animals are treated with respect and compassion.

One of the most important aspects of our welfare group is that we have a NO-KILL policy. No animal will ever be euthanased unless advised by a veterinarian surgeon.

Our dogs are not kept in pens or cages; they live with our foster carers until they are adopted and placed in their new permanent home – no matter how long it takes.

Our regular Dog Pet Adoption Day is held on the fourth Saturday of the month at PETstock on Lake Road, between 9.00a.m. and 12.00p.m. We invite members of the community who are interested in adopting a dog to come along and see all our animals available for adoption.

Many of our dogs are surrendered by families who no longer are able to care for their family pets. Often, elderly people have to surrender their pets when they go into retirement villages or nursing homes, or if the pet becomes too hard to look after.

Midcoast Dog Rescue is run without any government funding so obviously fundraising is extremely important for our survival. Anyone (over the age of 18) interested in animal welfare is welcome to join our team and help improve the lives of pets by becoming a member, a voluntary worker or a foster carer. We guarantee the work’s immensely satisfying, fun and involving.

Some members have extended their committment to animal welfare far beyond their own lifetime by making a deferred gift to Midcoast Dog Rescue in their wills or estate plans. Our members pay tribute to those individuals whose spirit of caring endures into the future.

Contact: Midcoast Dog Rescue Inc 
Address: PO BOX 502 Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Personal Contact: Nigel Bird 
Phone: 02 6584 4992 
Mob: 0403 504 711

Personal Contact: Wendy Le Cussan 
Phone: 02 6584 7027 
Mob: 0418 233 633

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