The Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge was established in 1979. We give refuge to abandoned and surrendered cats and dogs until permanently rehomed and we educate the community on responsible pet ownership. We are an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation and have a non-euthanasia policy. We also run education programmes for the community on responsible pet ownership. All cats and dogs at the Refuge are Vet checked, vaccinated, wormed, desexed, micro chipped and medically treated if necessary prior to being available for adoption to the public. We have comprehensive terms and conditions of sale to ensure the animals are adopted into an appropriate home.The Refuge is managed by an unpaid, elected committee, and run by a small staffing compliment and a large dedicated group of volunteers. The Refuge operates from a 1.08 hectare site at Sippy Creek Road, Tanawha and can house 70 dogs and 50 cats at any given time. We accept cats and dogs from the Sunshine Coast Council Pound after owners cannot be traced, and from private surrenders. We rely on the support of the Sunshine Coast Council Partnership Funding programme, bequests, local businesses, clubs, grants and the community in general, for which we are very thankful.