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Save-A-Dog Scheme

Save-A-Dog Scheme Building Appeal


We have a big plan to save more lives. We need help now!

SADS provides care to dogs and cats where it is most needed and help that is often not available elsewhere. We are doing the work you believe in and that you have been so supportive of in the past; taking the abandoned, the sick, those whose owners have died or who for many reasons cannot keep them, or do not want to keep them.

At the start of 1985 SADS was founded to address the shocking kill rate of dogs at Municipal Animal Pounds and so-called Animal Welfare Organisations in Victoria and to save as many of man’s best friends as possible. Over 33 years, through your loyal and generous support of our work, you have helped SADS save many, many thousands of dogs, and for the past 20 years, cats, from certain death so they may happily live out their natural life spans.

We are now on the threshold of an opportunity to significantly expand our reach.  But we can’t do it without you. Our goal is to raise $500,000 to further develop our own facility.

Our property desperately needs upgrades to save more lives

The Yarrambat shelter is set on 33 acres of environmentally protected land with an existing permit for the holding of 190 dogs and 50 cats. It is fully owned by SADS and has enabled many more animals to be saved, cared for and rehabilitated whilst awaiting permanent adoption. However, the infrastructure is old and badly in need of redevelopment to provide better care for our animals and to comply with the code of practice for animal shelters. This property ensures that even the most traumatised and very large active dogs can be saved due to adequate resources.

Please support our appeal by donating to enable the new kennels to be built. Your support is crucial to our efforts to save more unwanted and abused animals.


If you'd prefer to make a direct bank deposit our details are

BSB: 083298
Account No.: 792025571
Account Name: Save-A-Dog Scheme

*please email and let us know your donation is for the Building Appeal


Help Save-A-Dog Scheme to reach their goal of $500,000

$226,041 raised

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Contact Details

Weir Street,

(03) 9824 7928

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.