Statement of Values

Statement of Values

Below are our core values

  • We recognise that many values and opinions exist with regards to animal welfare and environmental conservation, and seek to understand and respect differences in the spirit of working together to effect positive change.
  • We value positive engagement with the community; when we deal with any human or animal, we strive to do so with kindness and respect, no matter the circumstances.
  • We believe that respectful education and outreach is key when it comes to changing misconceptions and behaviours in order to help animals.
  • We believe that owners owe a lifelong responsibility to their pets, however understand that there are times when rehoming a pet may be the most responsible course of action.
  • We recognise the detrimental impact of feral and roaming cats, dogs, and rabbits, on the environment.
  • We respect the mission and work of reputable registered breeders who adhere to the best practice of their respective industry bodies.
  • We respect the mission, work, and business decisions of compassionate pet stores, and believe charities and businesses can work together to implement mutually beneficial and sustainable programs with positive outcomes for animals.
  • We value veterinary clinics, and respect the business decisions of compassionate clinics.
  • We will not euthanize an animal in our care, unless it would be cruel or dangerous not to do so.
  • We support the concept of “TNRM” (Trap-Neuter-Release-Manage) cat programs, where criteria are met to ensure responsible long-term caretaking of cats, and low risk of negative environmental impacts, such as on industrial worksites.
  • We recognise that charity duplication exists in all industries, including animal welfare, however believe that this is not an inherently negative trait; we support our peers in the sector, and where possible share our resources with them.
  • We respect the autonomy and diversity of our volunteers, and value their varied contributions, without which we would not exist.
  • We believe that a multi-faceted approach is appropriate in animal welfare and environmental conservation, and aim to facilitate development of programs to address different issues, which can be managed by interested volunteers in accordance with these values.

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