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NellieMelbourne Animal Rescue Inc is a non-profit organisation. We rely on a combination of public donations and fundraising proceeds to recoup the many costs associated with rescue. Rescuing animals is an expensive endeavour, particularly if an animal requires vetwork additional to standard requirements or behavioural training. Examples include specialised diets, surgeries, tests and medications for issues and training sessions. Sometimes we rescue animals from rural areas or from interstate which gives us a transportation bill. Our fundraising endeavours include events, competitions and online auctions.  

Procedure Number Estimated Cost
Desexing** 480 $72,000
Vaccinations* 605 $24,000






 **   Desexing is guestimated at 80% of the total number of dogs and cats that have come into care require desexing and at an average cost of $150.00 - females always cost more to be speyed than males to be neutered.  (See The Journey So Far for the number of adoptions.)

*   Vaccination cost is guestimated at the total number of dogs and cats generally requiring at least two vaccinations whilst in care.

The costs above are just a sample and do not include: non standard vet work such as illness, emergencies, dentals, orthopeadic surgeries, food, medicines, special diets, worming, kenneling and professional training when required, petrol for the constant driving around for pick ups, drop offs, home visits, vet visits etc etc etc.

The adoption fees do not go anywhere near covering all of these costs which is why we need to continually fund raise and look for willing business sponsors, so please do not offend by asking for discounts or querying the cost of adoption.


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About MAR
About Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. (MAR)
Mission Statement
Cats and Kittens for Adoption
Tilly - Cat for Adoption
Cat Adoption Application
Cat Adoption Policy & Process
Dogs and Puppies for Adoption
Chai - Dog For Adoption
Harley and Marlowe - Dogs for Adoption
Dog Adoption Application
Dog Adoption Policy & Process
Fact Sheets
Fact Sheet: Cat Care
Fact Sheet: Kitten proofing your home
Fact Sheet: Introducing a new cat to your home
Fact Sheet: Indoor Cat vs. Outdoor Cat
Some Estimated Cost Outlays on Rescue
Foster Care
Dog - Foster Application Form
Cat - Foster Application Form
FAQs for Foster Carers
Foster Carer Profiles
Foster Carer - Treaisa R
Foster Carers - Laura & Sue B
Foster Carer - Samantha E
Foster Carer - Anne L
Events, Fundraisers & News
events-calendarEvents Calendar
Facebook Fundraising/Auction Page
Goodwill Wines Fundraiser
Christmas Tree Fundraiser - 2015
News Items
Donation from Zoetis
Book - Unconditional Love
Important Microchip Information
Monash University
Funnies and Facts
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Importance of attending Pounds in person
News Items - External Links
Pregnant? Don't Give up your Cats.
Babies and Dogs
Search for Pet Friendly Accommodation
Dogs on Trial (Victoria)
Pawfect Endings
Freddie Purrcury
Rupert by Tegan
Pawfect Endings Form
The Journey So Far
All Our Adopted Dogs
All Our Adopted Cats
Punky and Maltesers
Emergency Contacts
Contact Us
Surrendering an Animal
Process for Surrendering an Animal
Surrender Form
Our Business Supporters


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