The Australian Pet Welfare Foundation (APWF) is unique in Australia. We help all organisations to save more pets’ lives. Knowledge gained through research can transform the way shelters and pounds manage surrendered and lost animals. Our vision is for all shelters and pounds in Australia achieve zero euthanasia of treatable and adoptable animals by 2027.
With your help we can achieve this.
Knowledge is transformational. When multiple strategies are implemented together, shelters and pounds can achieve zero euthanasia of all healthy and treatable dogs and cats.
Do you know?
* 100,000 treatable and adoptable dogs and cats are needlessly killed every year in Australia
* Some pounds kill 50% of dogs and 80-97% of cats
Just as modern research has helped to save countless human lives, so too can the research supported by the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation.
The statistics on the number of dogs and cats euthanased in some pounds and shelters are chilling. More shocking still, most of these animals could be saved, with the right intervention, the right strategies, and the right knowledge.
We work with shelters, pounds and local communities to provide proven methods that help save animals’ lives. Our research-based strategies provide pounds and shelters with the knowledge they need to get to zero euthanasia of treatable and adoptable dogs and cats.
With your help, all shelters and pounds can get to zero.