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Our adoption process...

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If you're interested in adopting a new furry or feathered family member, please visit the relevant species page and follow the application process. One of our friendly staff members will be in touch.

Public viewing of all animals available for adoption is permitted. Cats and small animals adoption services are via appointment or walk-ins, however, dog adoption services remain by appointment only.  All animals available for adoption are listed on the below specific page of our website. If you're interested in submitting an application for an animal, please complete the appropriate online form. If we think you may be a match, one of our team members will be in touch to arrange an appointment.

With the COVID-19 global pandemic situation changing frequently, we will continue to assess our processes and respond to these changes, because the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, foster carers, clients community and the animals in our care are our top priority.

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GAWS receives thousands of animals into care each year and has over 200 animal pens onsite.  Your annual sponsorship supports the animals in your pen by helping cover the costs of veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and all of the care they need during their stay. Annual Pen Pal sponsorship starts at as little as $50 per month.

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Our main aim when an animal comes into our care is to prepare them for their new life in a forever home. Animals are checked over by a vet, vaccinated, desexed, microchipped and given any treatments they may need.