South West Animal Rescue Inc. operates entirely on volunteers. We are always seeking and welcoming people who are interested in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abandoned domestic animals. From foster caring, fundraising, donating funds, attending meetings and markets, SWAR has a role for you:
- Make a Financial Donation
- Become a Member
- Become a Temporary Foster Carer
- Become a Volunteer
- Virtual Foster an Animal
- Find a Donation Tin
- Donate Pet Food, Toys etc
Make a Financial Donation Top
South West Animal Rescue Inc. is eternally grateful for donations big or small, to our rescue group. It all helps to reduce the number of abandoned domestic animals being euthanised.
Donate securely via PayPal by entering an amount above and clicking on the donate button. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and are gratefully received with thanks.
Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation to SWAR Inc via cheque, money order or bank deposit a Donation Form can be downloaded here. The form can be typed directly on to from your computer or printed and hand written. Please return via email or post with a cheque or money order to the address listed on the form.
Become a Member Top
For only $25 per year you’ll be providing SWAR with much needed funds and receive a quarterly members newsletter to keep you up-to-date on animals in our care as well as read success stories and keep informed of upcoming events. Download a SWAR Membership Application form here. This form can be typed directly on to, or printed and hand written. Please return with a cheque/money order to the address listed on the form. If you prefer to pay via PayPal or Direct Deposit please contact us via the Contact page.
Become a Temporary Foster Carer Top
Care for animals in your own home until they are ready for re-homing. This is a fantastic way to assist and a perfect way to have the love and enjoyment from a dog, cat, puppy, kitten or even rabbit, without taking on the lifetime responsibility. SWAR provides all vet work and where possible, food donations. You just need to open up your heart and home temporarily to our loving animals.
Follow this link to read detailed information & FAQ on the role of a SWAR Foster Carer: Foster Carer FAQ
Become a Volunteer Top
Many people aren’t aware that South West Animal Rescue do not operate from a shelter. We are run by a group of volunteers who foster the animals in their own homes and unfortunately, it is for this reason that we are unable to offer volunteer positions working direct with animals, unless a person is a permanent foster carer.
Though, there are other volunteer roles are available. Our committee meets on a monthly basis and makes decisions on the direction of SWAR and other matters. Guests are always welcome and there is no pressure to join, we just like to see new faces! Our volunteers assist at market days around Bunbury – perfect if you love to talk as people are always interested in finding out what we do. Perhaps you enjoy baking? SWAR volunteers bake dog biscuits to assist with fundraising. The list is endless, but we need volunteers to continue and support the abandoned domestic animals in the South West.
Virtual Foster an Animal
Your $25 sponsorship helps provide for the care, food and veterinary costs of your chosen animal. To acknowledge your generous donation, with your permission, we will list you as the animal’s virtual foster on any advertising through our website or newsletters. If you are a business owner, we are also happy to advertise your business alongside your name. All donations receive a receipt and a thank you card for your support.
To become a Virtual Foster:
- Browse our pet listings;
- Click on the profile of the pet you wish to Virtual Foster;
- Follow the prompts on the animals profile to sponsor via Paypal or direct deposit.
Find a Donation Tin Top
Do you have a business where we can place a donation tin on the counter? Please call 0424 139 284 or email to arrange delivery of a tin. You will find our donation tins on the counters of many local businesses. Next time you’re given small change, please don’t hesitate to drop a couple of coins in our donation tins located at:
- Australind Fish ‘N’ Chips
- Australind Veterinary Hospital
- Big Al’s Brew Shed
- Blair Street Vets
- Blue Wren Cafe (Bunbury Hospital)
- Bunbury Camera House
- Bunbury Vet Clinic
- Cathy Rice Travel
- City Farmers
- Dardanup Butchers (Picton)
- Eaton Veterinary Hospital
- Frankel Street Fish & Chips
- Frankel Street Liquor Store
- Harradine & Associates Veterinary Surgeons
- Manea Senior College
- Parks Centre Fish & Chips
- Vamp Fit
Donate Pet Food, Toys etc Top
If you would like to make donations of pet food (dog and cat tinned food and dry food), kitty litter, pet treats and toys, you will find a green donation bin (courtesy of Bunbury City Council) at Harradine & Associates Veterinary Surgeons.
The following business are also supporting us by providing drop off points, City Farmers, Blair Street Veterinary Clinic and Manea Senior College. We also have a drop off point in Carey Park, please contact Tanya for the location.
To arrange collection of donations, please phone Tanya on 0424 139 284.