CAWI is a registered Not for Profit volunteer incorporated organisation located in Brunswick Heads, Byron Shire, NSW, which has been in operation in Byron Shire for 12 years - since 2004.
We currently rescue and re-home unwanted, death row, abandoned and abused dogs from the Byron Shire; also from Grafton, Casino, Kyogle, Lismore and Ballina.. The Byron Shire Council also relies on CAWI to re-home the Shire’s impounded dogs upon their release.
To financially support this, our volunteers run our second hand goods shop where 100% of the profits are directed towards veterinary treatment and finding dogs new homes. CAWI is currently working closely with Byron Shire Council in providing very successful subsidized de-sexing programs for cats and dogs in the region. All remaining funds are held in a Trust Fund working towards a Rescue and Training Centre.
For some years we have been working, in cooperation with Byron Shire Council, towards obtaining a parcel of land where we can establish a facility to care for, exercise and retrain dogs, whilst they are in transition to their new homes.
The main aim for CAWI is to establish a Dog Rescue and Training Centre in the local area. CAWI has great connections within our local community and we can see a fantastic future. CAWI is working hard towards the goal of changing the existing paradigm of what happens to the these dogs; to one where they have freedom to play, are fed with the best nutrition, provided with environmental enrichment and caring trainers.