The Geelong Animal Welfare Society (GAWS) is a not-for-profit organisation which cares for lost or unwanted animals in Geelong and the surrounding areas. We currently have one of the highest animal adoption rates in Victoria.
Our services include:
- Boarding and foster care for dogs and cats
- Registration and micro-chipping
- Education on responsible pet ownership
- Re homing of cats, dogs, birds and pocket pets, such as guinea pigs, mice and rabbits
We also offer a full range of pet supplies, including Royal Canin food. All of our animals are temperament tested, health checked, wormed and de-sexed prior to adoption.
Our experienced full time staff are supported by a group of dedicated volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure that every animal admitted to GAWS receives the best possible chance of a new life. Our on-site vets Dr. Lat Jor and Dr. Roshani make sure each animal receives the best medical treatment available.
We rely on the generosity of our donors, sponsors and members. Please see our “How you can help’’ page for details about how you can assist us in giving our animals the care and attention they need before starting a new life.
Many people donated to our hospital fund and although we did not raise enough money to build an entire hospital, your generous support has enabled us to begin development on a new vet clinic. This will allow us to treat more animals, providing a valuable service to the community.
We are also in the process of building a dog grooming centre, where you can use our facilities to pamper your pooch or let us do it for you. Services will include nail clipping and washing and brushing.