SAFE (Saving Animals from Euthanasia) is WA's largest animal rescue and rehoming organisation using the foster care model. Founded in the Pilbara in 2003, SAFE’s network is made up of the following branches: SAFE Albany, SAFE Broome, SAFE Bunbury, SAFE Busselton, SAFE Carnarvon, SAFE Esperance, SAFE Goldfields, SAFE Hedland, SAFE Karratha and SAFE Newman. SAFE operates on an innovative, low-cost foster care model, sourcing temporary care for abandoned and relinquished animals through community volunteers. Adoption is facilitated via active marketing campaigns, thus avoiding euthanasia for healthy and rehomable animals. We work collaboratively with local government and vets to check, treat and desex animals in our care. Animals are regularly air-freighted from SAFE’s regional branches to be fostered and adopted in Perth or other parts of the country. It is SAFE’s goal to establish branches wherever they are needed in WA and nationally, providing an alternative to shelter based caged-care. SAFE’s vision is an end to pet over-population, zero euthanasia of rehomable pets and a good quality of life for all companion animals. SAFE’s lifesaving work depends on a volunteer team of coordinators, foster carers, event organisers, administrators as well as online coordinators who can carry out vital tasks remotely, from anywhere in the country. For a comprehensive list of volunteer roles – see next heading.
It depends on the role and how much time you can regularly commit. Our aim is to help you find purpose and meaning in your volunteer work – then both you and the animals will reap the rewards.
- The satisfaction of knowing you are helping to ensure quality of life for homeless pets
- Purpose, meaning, new skills and recognition
- A sense of belonging, social connection
- Making positive change in your community and further afield
- Sharing your expertise for the benefit of animals
- Contact your nearest SAFE Branch or SAFE HQ - check our Contact Us page for details.
- Or complete the below form.