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Geelong Animal Rescue GAR Limited is a registered not-for-profit organization, established in April 2012. Based in Geelong, Victoria, GAR is run by unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of unwanted animals. We are funded by the generous donations of animal welfare minded supporters.

Welcome to Geelong Animal Rescue.

Pets of the month

Sasha

Scooby

Mash & Petunia

Sam

NEWS

Be a Cat Foster Carer! Calling all cat lovers!! We are in desperate need of loving foster homes for our felines in need. Everything is provided for your foster animal, all you are required to do is to care for them and help them find their forever families. email: support@geelonganimalrescue.org.au

Can you help GAR find homes for these ‘long termers?

Please spread the word far and wide….so GAR volunteers can finally find these felines their forever homes.
For further information on each of these potential purr partners, click here:
http://geelonganimalrescue.org.au/adopt-2/adopt-a-cat/

Thank you from the bottom of our heart!

GAR has recently received a donation of $5000 from an amazing couple to go towards Sasha’s medical expenses. This donation will help her immensely! Here is a lovely letter written by Sasha’s guardian angles 🙂

Recently, in the waiting room of a specialist eye clinic for animals, we met a carer from GAR.  With her was a young dog with a serious eye problem. On chatting we found out that this dog had only just come into foster care.  The carer demonstrated such kindness and a quiet confidence in settling the distressed pup on a blanket as she filled out the necessary paperwork.  We were just so impressed.  Later on I googled the GAR website and saw what great things this organization has already achieved. From this experience, my partner and I were inspired to ‘do our bit’.  Knowing just how much it takes to care for a sick animal we decided to donate money and intend to do so again. We feel it is the least we can do to help these wonderful people who take animals into their homes and do their very best to help them to heal, be rehoused and have the life they deserve.  Thanks GAR. ‘

Photographers We Need You!

If you are Geelong based and want to help the GAR furries find their future forever families then please get in touch with Maddison via email, photography@geelonganimalrescue.org.au, and show off some of your work!

You must of course have a big love for animals! As GAR is a volunteer based organisation all we can offer is lots of cuddles from our fur babies 🙂

We Have Partnered Up With Purr Central!

Purr-Central is a luxury cat hotel and a premier local boarding cattery for the Geelong, Melbourne and Surf Coast regions.

It is family owned and operated. Purr-Central is designed to the highest standards providing a safe and secure environment for your feline friend.

We feel privileged to have partnered with this wonderful facility! Our first foster is already adopted through Purr Central!

What a wonderful opportunity for felines in need!

Goodwill Wine – For All Your Wine Needs

Goodwill_Wine

Goodwill Wine is dedicated to sourcing the best quality boutique wine from independent wineries across Australia. They are a licensed fundraiser and as a business made possible from the goodwill of others, pledges 50% of the profit (a minimum of $20 per case) from your purchase to the charity or non-profit organisation of your choice.

Goodwill Wine is a supporter of GAR. You will be saving many lives by ordering your wine through this company. So please visit our page on their website and order your Christmas wine or your wine for any other occasions!

http://www.goodwillwine.com.au/charities/geelong-animal-rescue

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3 days ago

Geelong Animal Rescue GAR Ltd
LEO ~ 18 MONTH OLD DMH MALE ~ $200

Howdy humans, it’s Leo here, and I’m on the prowl for a new home.
It’s a pretty sad story really, the reason why I’m needing a new home.
You see, my previous owners didn’t want me, and when I went missing they didn’t even come looking for me. After 8 long days in a rural pound, waiting patiently for them to come and find me, I found myself (and there’s no nice way to say this), on the kill list. Lucky for me, the lovely people at GAR took me in, and so I made the long trip down to Geelong to my foster home.
My foster mum took me to the vet because I was very sick with the cat flu. I couldn’t even open my eyes because they were so full of gunk, I had a terrible cough and I couldn’t breathe because nose was so blocked. I got some medicine and I started to feel better slowly. While I was at the vet, they checked to see if I had a microchip, and sure enough I did. My previous owners were contacted, and this was when I found out they didn’t want me. My heart was broken, I couldn’t understand what I had done wrong. They said I was a stupid cat that tried to escape all the time. It’s not my fault they didn’t desex me and keep me safe inside.
I’ve been desexed now, and vaccinated, and I’m over my cat flu and ready for my forever home.
My foster mums tells me I’m the most perfect, loving and affectionate boy. I love to sit in your lap and be patted and held, and I will reward you with purrs and head butts. I’m not quite past my kitten stage as my foster brother and I love to play chasy.
I don’t mind being left on my own, I’ll just sleep in my bed quietly until you get home or you may find me under your doona as my foster mum finds me here when she gets home from work.
I have a feline brother (7) and sister (17), and I may be a bit too playful for them which Im sure they could live without, so I’d probably be better off with someone closer to my age that could keep up with me. I also don’t mind dogs, but I haven’t lived with one yet. I am so calm and relaxed that I think with the right introduction I could live with any other pet. I’d fit pretty easily into any type of home really, I’m completely adaptable. I really just want a home where I will be loved and part of the family and not abandoned again. Is that too much to ask for this beautiful ginger boy?
If you think I might be the perfect new addition to your family, please apply for me using the link provided. I will reward you with a lifetime of love.
Leo has been desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, and is up to date with flea and worm treatments.

M/chip # 978101081736217

If you would like to meet Leo, you can find our adoption application here:

http://geelonganimalrescue.org.au/leo-gar1225/Image attachmentImage attachment

LEO ~ 18 MONTH OLD DMH MALE ~ $200

Howdy humans, it’s Leo here, and I’m on the prowl for a new home.
It’s a pretty sad story really, the reason why I’m needing a new home.
You see, my previous owners didn’t want me, and when I went missing they didn’t even come looking for me. After 8 long days in a rural pound, waiting patiently for them to come and find me, I found myself (and there’s no nice way to say this), on the kill list. Lucky for me, the lovely people at GAR took me in, and so I made the long trip down to Geelong to my foster home.
My foster mum took me to the vet because I was very sick with the cat flu. I couldn’t even open my eyes because they were so full of gunk, I had a terrible cough and I couldn’t breathe because nose was so blocked. I got some medicine and I started to feel better slowly. While I was at the vet, they checked to see if I had a microchip, and sure enough I did. My previous owners were contacted, and this was when I found out they didn’t want me. My heart was broken, I couldn’t understand what I had done wrong. They said I was a stupid cat that tried to escape all the time. It’s not my fault they didn’t desex me and keep me safe inside.
I’ve been desexed now, and vaccinated, and I’m over my cat flu and ready for my forever home.
My foster mums tells me I’m the most perfect, loving and affectionate boy. I love to sit in your lap and be patted and held, and I will reward you with purrs and head butts. I’m not quite past my kitten stage as my foster brother and I love to play chasy.
I don’t mind being left on my own, I’ll just sleep in my bed quietly until you get home or you may find me under your doona as my foster mum finds me here when she gets home from work.
I have a feline brother (7) and sister (17), and I may be a bit too playful for them which Im sure they could live without, so I’d probably be better off with someone closer to my age that could keep up with me. I also don’t mind dogs, but I haven’t lived with one yet. I am so calm and relaxed that I think with the right introduction I could live with any other pet. I’d fit pretty easily into any type of home really, I’m completely adaptable. I really just want a home where I will be loved and part of the family and not abandoned again. Is that too much to ask for this beautiful ginger boy?
If you think I might be the perfect new addition to your family, please apply for me using the link provided. I will reward you with a lifetime of love.
Leo has been desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, and is up to date with flea and worm treatments.

M/chip # 978101081736217

If you would like to meet Leo, you can find our adoption application here:

geelonganimalrescue.org.au/leo-gar1225/
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Oh Leo 💙 your story pulls my heart strings , I wish our timing was right to take you..... I pray you find your forever home 🙏🏻

You are beautiful l have 4 Cats l would love to have you l hope you find your forever home you deserve a second chance some one to love you good luck precious ❤️

Oh my gosh Leo- you are a beautiful looking boy and I cannot for the life of me, understand why your previous humans did not want you- not all humans, thankfully, are like them😊❤️! You will find your forever home very soon and be treated with lots of love, cuddles and laps to lie on- you deserve it so much, beautiful boy❤️😊

Oh ur such a sweetie , how cruel of ur owner to do this. I hope u find ur forever loving home. I wish I could take u but already have 3

sweet boy I hope you find the wonderful family you deserve. Wish it could be me but I have a full house of dogs and cats.

Sue Moore look at this honey and to think he wasn’t wanted 😭😭😭

Such a sad story Leo, I hope you find your real family soon 🧡🧡

How can people just disregard their pets 🙁 he is gorgeous

Some people should not be able to have pets. Hope he finds a loving family very soon.

Humans can be so cruel 😿 glad he was saved hope you find a good home little fella

Hope he finds a wonderful forever home😪

What a handsome puss. Hopefully he finds his forever home soon

Elisha Keegan I have a soft spot for a ginger

I find it slightly terrifying that he was in the pound 8 days and on the kill list without them checking for a microchip!! Isn't that the point of having them so pets and owners can be reunited? Obviously not for Leo, but for other pets. Anyway good luck gorgeous boy

Leonie Guinane I’m sure Honeypot would love a little brother

Phillip Hatton the perfect companion for arrow seriously read this 😭❤️

Belinda Plumridge i think you need another cat 😇

Dave Calder this man would love to play with Mario both still babies and could keep up with one another

Jo Howard, i reckon this gorgeous man should go live with Jo Inglis 🐾🐱🐾🐱🐾

Such a sad story, people are so cruel! How could you not want this sweetheart?😢😢😢

Dave Moores. Can we please give Leo his forever home!!

Application submitted. Fingers and paws are crossed. 😻

Travis Sutherland he sounds perfect!!

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GAR is at FULL capacity!

This means we can’t save any more animals from death row, unless we recruit some new foster carers!
GAR covers all vet and food costs. So if you have room in your heart and home to save a furry life, join the GAR team!
Fill in the 25 question application (so we can find your purrfect match) by clicking here.
http://geelonganimalrescue.org.au/foster-care-application-form/

Donations of Whiskas Needed!

GAR is in need of cat/kitten food donations! Please support the little ones and donate food!

Please contact Jane via email, supplies@geelonganimalrescue.org,au for delivery details.

Thank you!

Entertainment Books for GAR!

DONATE TO GAR VIA SMS AND SAVE LIVES!

GAR SMS

GAR is a not for profit organisation that heavily relies on donations. We don’t have any paid workers, everyone is a volunteer! Every cent raised goes towards saving animals in need!

You can now donate using these simple steps:
– send an SMS that says GAR to 0437371371
– receive a reply with a link
– fill in your details and donate

Thank you for supporting GAR!

Saving a Life is Only a Tap Away!

GAR’s tap machines are up and running! A big thank you to Winfred’s Corner Shop for placing one of these machines at their counter for GAR! Please donate and save lives!

A Big Thank-you to Knitting for Australian Dog Rescue Groups!

A big thank you to the lovely humans at Knitting for Australian Dog Rescue Groups for Sasha’s beautiful handmade jumper
This amazing group knits all year round to keep rescue animals warm and sends out incredible parcels to those who need it most.
We just love the handwritten notes on all these jumpers! Thank you for keeping our furries warm again this winter friends xx

Rehabilitation Pens!

GAR was lucky enough to receive support from DEDJTR to build 4 rehabilitation pens.
These rehabilitation pens known as Project Bootcamp will House dogs that need additional training for correctable behavioural issues that go above the average training that foster carers alone can provide in their homes.
These pens will allow GAR to more effectively assess dogs that are coming in from pounds across Victoria in a safe and controlled environment to rehabilitate and re home safely into the community.
This will provide a viable alternative to euthanasia across council run pounds thereby increasing rehoming rates for animals who simply need someone to put in the time and care to help them be their best and safe selves.

GAR would like to thank DEDJTR for this amazing opportunity!

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