North Qld Animal Rescue (NQAR) is a completely volunteer run organisation, focusing on rescuing and rehoming homeless, dogs and cats from the Far North Queensland region.NQAR puts all rescued cats and dogs into homes with approved foster carers. We believe this gives the cat or dog the best chance at finding a new home as it removes them from a stressful shelter environment and gives them a safe space to live (and be trained) while they await their forever home.
Whilst in foster care the foster family has the chance to learn about the animal’s personality so they can help potential adopters to decide whether the animal is best suited to their family.
All foster carers and potential adopters have to complete an application, sign an agreement and have a property inspection done before being allowed to have any NQAR animals. This is to ensure animals will be placed in the most appropriate home for their needs.
A vas majority of the animals we take into care are from the Cairns Regional Council pound. We also rescue from local pounds on the Tablelands, Mossman, Innisfail, and Charters Towers and occasionally take in owner surrendered pets.
ALL animals that enter our care are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, flea and tick treated. The desexing, vaccinations and microchipping is done at one of our chosen vet clinics and the wormers, flea and tick treatments we purchase as needed.
We then put a price on our adoptable pets which if we’re very lucky, covers our costs. More often than not, dogs come into our care that need treatment for things like mange, ear infections, worm infestations, dental surgery, gastro, and parvo but also more recently we’ve had dogs who need surgery for ingrown eyelids, luxating patella and Osteochondritis Dissecans. We’re very lucky that one of our main vets give us a very generous price on these surgeries and we do get some donations from the public. We are of the opinion that once an animal comes into our care, we will do what we can to make sure it receives the treatment it needs, within reason.
All donations make a difference to the lives of the NQAR rescued pets <3