Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge

DATE CLAIMER - FurBall 2017

DATE CLAIMER: Saturday 4th March - SCARS & 4 Paws are bringing the global sensation the "Furball" to the Sunny Coast. More details to follow soon. Mark the date in your calendar! More information to follow soon.. read more

Refuge Closure Australia Day Holiday

The refuge will be closed on the Australia Day holiday this Thursday the 24th January. We will be open as normal on Friday, Saturday and Sunday... read more

Desex in the City - DOGS

SOLD OUT!! FUNDING Secured for another 50 vouchers! - Thankyou Wises RD IGA. Desex your dog for only $119. SCARS is offering subsidised desexing vouchers for dog owners with genuine financial hardship. If you have a concession card or pensioner card please bring it along. As with the Cat program please come to the Refuge to purchase your voucher and then contact one of the following vets t.. read more

DESEX in the CITY 2016

Exciting News - DeSex in the City IV is here. We have decided to make this an ongoing campaign available every year all year round! (As long as we have funds to commit) Sunshine Coast residents can purchase a $69.00 cat de-sexing voucher at the refuge. Our "Desex" campaigns are means tested - so you must present a pension card and / or healthcare card. You need to visit the refuge to purchase .. read more

New Directions to the Refuge

Sippy Creek Rd is no longer accessible directly from the Bruce Highway. Please see information below on accessing the refuge now the road is closed from the Bruce Highway To visit us from: Northbound – take the Glenview Exit off the Bruce Highway and follow the service road along and past the front of Aussie World. Follow the signs to Frizzo Rd - this will meet the .. read more


We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Find us at 28 Sippy Creek Rd Tanawha. We are CLOSED Mondays and all Public Holidays (including substitute public holidays)... read more

What We Do

About Us The Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge (Sippy Creek Animal Refuge Society Inc) was established in 1979. Our Mission statement is 'Giving refuge to abandoned and surrendered cats and dogs until permanently rehomed and educating the community on responsible pet ownership". The Refuge is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation and has a non-euthanasia policy. We also run education.. read more
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  • Crazy about Cats?

    Our lovely cats are waiting for you to come and visit. They are all hoping to go to a loving and caring more

  • Dog Lovers - over here

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