SCARS wins the Community Organisation Australia Day Award 2020

What a great way to start the year with SCARS being announced as the winner of the Sunshine Coast community organisation Australia Day award for 2020. This is for the 40,000+ animals SCARS has rescued and rehomed over the last 40 Years! It’s also for the animals who don’t end up at SCARS, that we help in the community through our community desex prog.. read more

All I Want for Christmas....

ITS ON NOW :) All I want for Christmas....other than my forever home of course, is..... Our cats and dogs are on their best behaviour at the moment and have whispered into Santa's ear what they want for Christmas:) Our Christmas wish board is up and running at SCARS - want to give back to a rescue dog or cat? Pop to our Facebook page pinned post and donate online for one of our S.. read more

Hours of Opening

We are OPEN Tuesday to Sunday as per our COVID 19 update above. TRAVELLING TO SCARS - plan extra time to navigate the roadworks If travelling north from Caloundra - Access to SCARS will be via EXIT 194 – SUNSHINE MOTORWAY, take the exit, turn left at the Lights, turn left again and follow this along to Sippy Creek Rd. If travelling south from Nambour &n.. read more

CAT DESEXING PROGRAM 2019/2020 "helping the community" $69

We have cat desexing vouchers for $69 which is a substantial discount on desexing of cats. You will need to be a Sunshine Coast resident and present a pension card or healthcare card when you visit the refuge to purchase the voucher. You are allowed one voucher per person and the program is not open to people who derive income from the sale of animals. We are open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm at .. read more

SCARS Christmas Raffle 2020

Our Mega Christmas Raffle is on again! Due to continued challenges with COVID 19, This time we have made it an online raffle - so all tickets need to be purchased via our facebook page or the link on this page. Its worth over $1200 and there are only 1400 tickets available! Thats pretty good odds:) Get your tickets before we sell out! 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
  • Support the refuge

    Find out how you can help the cats and dogs who need to be kept safe and comfortable while they wait for their new more

  • Donate Now

    Donate to help the cats and dogs who need caring for properly until they can be more

  • Surrender Enquiry

    If you are looking for assistance to rehome your much loved pet, fill out the Surrender Enquiry more

  • 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

    Your best four legged companion may be here waiting for you if you are the right person for more

  • Want to be a Volunteer?

    If you are committed, reliable and a cat or dog lover, we may have a place for you on our volunteer team. Apply now more