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  • Desex in the City - Dogs

    Author: Manager - October 2015
    Source: SCARS
    SOLD OUT but we are trying to obtain more funding to continue this in 2017. Then you will be able to desex your dog for only $119. The subsidised desexing vouchers are 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 to arrange for your dog's procedure. The voucher only covers simple desexing no complications or extras.

    Sunshine Beach Vets
    Greencross Vets Caloundra

    Author: DJR - 26 April 2012
    Source: Refuge
    Tribute to our Army Dogs. Click though to read the amazing stories of our brave Australian army dogs, some of who came from our refuge, and the story of Sarbi, the Purple Cross recipient.
  • Easter & ANZAC Hours 2017

    Author: PB - 4 April 2012
    Source: SCARS
    We will be closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Open Easter Saturday 10am to 5pm. We will also be closed Anzac Day. Click through to our Army Dogs article above.


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We always have something coming up to help with fundraising or to promote animal ownership education, and it is often a business or community group holding a fundraiser for us.

  • SCARS & 4 Paws Dog Walk (Walk for Awareness)

    Date and Time: 7:30am - 10:30am, Sunday 8th October 2017
    Location: Kawana Lake - East Bank Foreshore
    Cost: $10 a dog or $15 for a family of dogs

    SCARS & 4Paws are non euthanising cat and dog rescues on the Sunshine Coast. This is a joint walk for both charities so we can raise awareness about the plight of animals looking for homes in local shelters. Walk starts at 8am sharp.

    With the stalls and pet expo open until 10:30am. Family fun day with loads of cat and dog stalls, food, coffees and fun. Live entertainment and local celebrity MC’ing to keep you up to date with the goings on. A couple of clever demonstratiosn from our local Dog Obedience Club and their dogs and prizes for Best Dressed Dogs, Best Trick and Best Owner / Dog lookalike and oodles of raffle prizes to be won.

    Walk 4 Awareness - support your local cat and dog rescues, helping them to save over 1000 cats and dogs each year.


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