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Every day our dedicated team reunites lost pets with their owners, rehome animals into loving new homes and educate the community about responsible pet ownership. Our shelter is unfunded so our work relies on the support of generous people like you.

Help give animals a second chance at happiness.
Donate now to support the work of the GAWS team.


In kind donations are essential for the animals at the unfunded shelter.

Here is a list of frequently used items we love.

  • New or in good condition towels and blankets.
  • Items that can be used as enrichment items for the shelter animals – kongs, scratching posts, cat & dog beds, treats and dog coats.
  • Dog and cat food. Please consider brands that provide meat as its first ingredient, any low quality food may upset tummies.
  • New or in good condition leashes, collars and harnesses.
  • Animal beds in good condition.


Please note we do not accept the following items at the shelter:

  • Bed sheets
  • Doonas or quilts
  • Pillows or pillow cases
  • Electrical items
  • Recycled meat trays

If you would like to donate, there is a drop off area in reception at GAWS.

If you have any unwanted clothing items in good condition, please consider donating them to the GAWS Op Shop at 63 Vines Road, Herne Hill. Please note the Op Shop is unable to accept electrical items. The Op Shop is operated by our volunteers to which they sell quality products. All funds from the GAWS Op Shop supports the unfunded shelter.