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Help Us

There are so many ways you can help us save cats and dogs. You don’t need a lot of time or money. Download a one page list of ways you can help to print and think about or share with friends. Please contact us for more information.

Help Us Spread the Word

We can’t afford paid advertising so we depend on word of mouth to spread the word about Dog Rescue Newcastle. Please download and print the following documents and distribute or display them in your workplace, local shops, library, school, church, streets, anywhere you can.

All of the above documents are in PDF format. To open them, you can download the free Adobe Reader.

Be A Responsible Pet Owner

Please do not become a “backyard breeder”. If you think your dear little pups will never end up in the pound on death row, believe me, some will. Your dog or cat is supposed to be your companion and friend, not a cash cow for monetary gain.

Please, please, do not allow your pets to breed! Desex your dog and cat before they are 6 months old. Don’t wait any later. It is healthiest and safest for them and there is NO good reason not to do so. It is the most crucial way you can prevent pets ending up in pounds. When so many dogs and cats are dying every day, please do not add to the carnage. Read about the benefits of desexing and the myths. We also have a very informative brochure about the importance of getting your pet desexed. Please contact us and we’ll be happy to send you copies for yourself and anyone you know. If you are a pensioner or are unemployed in the Newcastle region, Hunter Animal Watch can help with the cost of desexing.

Make sure your pet doesn’t wind up unclaimed at the pound by ensuring he or she is microchipped, lifetime registered, and registered at your local council. Be sure to keep these details up to date by contacting your council if you move or change your phone number.

Most dogs get out of their yard at some time in their lives. The most important thing is that he or she is wearing a collar with an ID tag. Leave it on 24 x 7. The tag should have your address and MOBILE phone number on it. This way, if a neighbour finds your dog they won’t have to contact council — saving you a lot of time and money in getting your pet back.

Don’t encourage cruelty and over breeding: never buy anything from pet shops which sell puppies and kittens. Read about pet shops and puppy mills in Where Do Puppies Come From. Save a life instead: get your pets from rescue organizations or council pounds.