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Sydney Dogs and Cats Home

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  • Carlton
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Time Out says

What do they do? Servicing a lot of different council areas, Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is a non-profit pound largely run by volunteers. They take in over 3,000 animals every year (they also have bunnies and other smaller critters) and operate an adoption and fostering service.

What could you do for them? If you’ve ever spent time longingly looking through pound lists – knowing full well you can’t really adopt a pet right now – this could be the ideal volunteer opportunity for you. The Sydney Dogs and Cats Home always needs a hand with animal loving duties like cleaning kennels, feeding, grooming and cuddling puppies and kittens. If you’re less hands-on but still want to help, they also gladly accept admin volunteers or help organising fundraising events.

How do I sign up? The home runs fortnightly information sessions from their Carlton headquarters that you can drop into to find out more. You need to bring a completed application form with you and be over 18 to apply and they are on the look-out for animal lovers who can take on at least one shift a fortnight.


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