The Moorook Animal Shelter has been rehoming unwanted dogs and cats since 1999 and during this time the shelter has managed to home thousands of dogs and puppies, cats and kittens. The shelter has made such a difference for so many of the abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats not only in the Riverland but across South Australia The shelter was founded upon a no kill, open inclusion philosophy and does not discriminate; we provide a second chance for all ages, genders, breeds, colours and sizes as every dog and cat deserves to find a loving home. We have often taken in animals refused by other shelters. In an effort to reduce the number of animals in shelters, desexing and immunisations are included in a minimal adoption cost (for dogs this also includes micro-chipping). Our focus has primarily been the 3 Rs; rescue, rehabilitate and rehome, fundraising was always a secondary consideration with very generous supporters and sponsorships meaning that all donations were gratefully received with minimal appeals required. Unfortunately that has now changed. We receive no government assistance and the shelter is run by dedicated volunteers and aided by the public who support the essential community service the shelter provides.