Shoalhaven Animal Shelter

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Welcome to the Shoalhaven Animal Shelter a place to find your lost companion animal or adopt a new fur friend.

Run by Shoalhaven City Council, our main aim is to ensure the animals we find receive the best care and can be adopted to caring people.

The Shoalhaven Animal Shelter has moved into its brand-new premises at 19 Nowra Hill Road (Entry BTU Road), Nowra Hill from Mundamia. The new shelter has been built to ensure safety and comfort for the animals.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday 9 am to 4pm - By appointment only - call (02) 4429

Welcome to the Shoalhaven Animal Shelter a place to find your lost companion animal or adopt a new fur friend.

Run by Shoalhaven City Council, our main aim is to ensure the animals we find receive the best care and can be adopted to caring people.

The Shoalhaven Animal Shelter has moved into its brand-new premises at 19 Nowra Hill Road (Entry BTU Road), Nowra Hill from Mundamia. The new shelter has been built to ensure safety and comfort for the animals.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday 9 am to 4pm - By appointment only - call (02) 4429 3410

Set on five acres, this modern purpose-built facility provides more space and includes:

  • 20 kennels
  • Exercise Yards direct from kennels
  • 2 mum and puppy pens
  • 24 cat pens
  • Stockyards
  • Animal Treatment Room
  • Meet and Greet area for adoptions
  • Welcome Room
  • Extra Storage.

We hope you can support the Shoalhaven Animal Shelter through adopting a pet, volunteering or through financial or in kind donations or sponsorship.

  • Annual Permits for Non-desexed Cats and Restricted and Dangerous

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    05 Aug 2020
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    The NSW Government is introducing annual permits for non-desexed cats and restricted and dangerous dogs as part of its commitment to promoting responsible pet ownership and improving animal welfare standards.

    From 1 July 2020 owners of cats not desexed by four months of age will be required to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.

    This will create a stronger incentive to desex cats, which in turn will improve their health and wellbeing, including reducing the risk of some cancers.

    Improving desexing rates will also ease the burden on pounds and shelters, reduce euthanasia rates, and help to address concerns about feral, stray and roaming cats and their effect on wildlife.

    Exemptions are in place for cats that are registered by 1 July 2020, those kept for breeding purposes by members of recognised breeding bodies, and cats which cannot be de-sexed for medical reasons.

    From 1 July 2020 owners of dogs of a restricted breed or formally declared to be dangerous will be required to pay a $195 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.

    This will serve as a further disincentive to owning high-risk dogs and encourage owners to better manage the behaviour of their animal.

    From 1 July 2020, pet owners will be able to pay for annual permits using the NSW Pet Registry website or through Council.

    Anyone registering a cat on the NSW Pet Registry will be informed that they must pay for an $80 annual permit if their animal is not desexed by four months of age.

    Annual permit fees will go directly to the Companion Animals Fund which pays for companion animal management by local councils including pounds/shelters, ranger services, dog recreation areas, and education and awareness programs.

    The fund is also used to operate the NSW Pet Registry and carry out responsible pet ownership initiatives.

    If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the NSW Pet Registry at pets@olg.nsw.gov.au and 1300 134 460.

  • Current Pets Available for Adoption

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    by Alison, 27 May 2018
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    To view all the current pets that are now available for adoption, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/shoalhavenanimalshelter.


  • Lost and Found

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    by Alison, 29 Jun 2018
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    We currently have furry friends looking for their families.

    To view all our lost and found animals, please visivt our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/shoalhavenanimalshelter

  • Where are they Now?

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    by Alison, 29 Jun 2018
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    In this section we share some of our success stories.

    Chloe the Cavalier Cocker Spaniel

    Chloe was found at East Nowra weighing only 4kg and she had just had another litter of pups. It is believed she came from a caged puppy farm. She was in poor health, very frightened and missing her babies. The rangers took her to the pound and she went straight to the vet hospital. A lovely couple fell in love with her and took her on. She is still extremely timid and weary of strangers but is on medication and up to 8.1kg. She now has another pound puppy friend, Simba.


  • Events and Fundraising

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    by Alison, 29 Jun 2018
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    The Shoalhaven Animal Shelter will be holding a number of fundraising events throughout the year:

    Current

    Tuesday, 10 July - Official Opening of the new Shelter at Nowra Hill

    In Planning

    In planning stages:

    • Community Opening at the new Shelter at Nowra Hill
    • Masked Ball
    • Pet Christmas Photos
    • Microchipping and Registration Days