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About SAFE

We are experienced animal lovers trying to make a difference in the community. The issue of unwanted animals affects everyone and we do everything we can to help animals in need and we believe that every animal deserves the chance to live a happy life.. We rely on everyone we touch to spread the word and we are grateful to those of you who can help us.

How SAFE started

  • July 2017 AWL closed its Ingleside shelter and the retrenched staff got together with supporters to campaign to ‘Save Our Shelter’
  • September 2017 we registered Sydney’s Animals For Everyone (SAFE) as a not-for-profit charity
  • From 2017 – 2019 SAFE saved cats and dogs solely through a network of foster carers
  • August 2019 rented premises in Roseville to house cats in need (SAFE Haven)


  • SAFE Haven houses cats for adoption and offers premium boarding for cats
  • Some cats/kittens & all dogs are kept in foster care until ready for adoption
  • The majority of our animals are surrendered by their owners or found by Good Samaritans
  • Before being offered for adoption all pets are micro-chipped, health checked, desexed, vaccinated and treated with preventatives
  • We receive no grants from the government or local councils
  • We rely on supporters to fund our operations through surrender, adoption & boarding fees, merchandise sales, membership fees, fundraising, events and donations
  • We have a long term vision to establish premises for housing dogs


  • We set up the charity from scratch with nothing and have gradually helped more & more animals
  • We have built a loyal base of volunteers and supporters
  • We have a 5 star rating on google with excellent reviews
  • SAFE Haven was a finalist in the Pet Rescue/Jetpets Outstanding Animal Shelter category in both 2020 & 2022

The most rewarding part for us is that by April 2023 we had given over 1400 companion animals another chance to find love 💖

Animals available for adoption

We are passionate about what we do. If you have a pet who means the world to you &/or you would like to support us to help less fortunate pets, please consider donating in whatever way you can.