Welcome to Happy Paws Haven, Australia

 

Who are we?

Happy Paws Haven is a no-kill animal rescue and rehoming centre in Northern NSW which provides adoption or re-homing services throughout Australia. At Happy Paws Haven our primary focus is on the animals in our care.

We are an essential part of the community which is demonstrated by:

  • Our work with schools and colleges,
  • We are run by volunteers
  • We provide the ability for community service
  • We provide work experience
  • We assist families with animals in crisis,
  • We educate the community about responsible pet ownership. 

Urgent Help Needed!

Please donate today!
 

SOS Save Happy Paws Haven

For those out there lets join a prayer circle and pray for the good of the animals and the survival of Happy Paws Haven.
This is a very critical time for us at the moment!
Please
 DONATE help in the very worthwhile cause.
The only non kill animal sanctuary
 between Newcastle and Tweed Heads! 


Our BSB is 633-000 and the account No. is 130786031.
The Account Name is Happy Paws Haven.
The account is with the Bendigo Bank, South Grafton Branch.

A tax deductible receipt will be sent for all donations.
We would like your contact details for the receipt.
Name, address and email as a minimum.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help save animals now! 

Urgent! Please donate today!

Please donate today! All donations to get a tax deductible and will help to support the powerful work done by Happy Paws Haven 
Last Year with your help we made a difference to nearly 150 cats and dogs by finding them loving forever homes.


Due to your generosity, we were able to rescue just over 120 cats and dogs in 2017. We desexed them all, vet checked them all, vaccinated them all, made sure they were regularly treated for parasites, and protected against heartworm bearing mosquitoes. Every one of them visited the vet at least once. All our fur babies were fed with premium grain-free holistic kibble to ensure they receive the best nutrients they needed to give them a foundation for rehabilitation ready for their new homes. With your help they were socialised and loved, so they were no longer afraid of people and more affectionate thus found new homes.

Your charitable donation will help us continue the critical hands-on work we do for the animals that come through our doors.
Please make a generous contribution today and together we will further our no-kill work during the rest of 2018 and well into the future.



We have already reduced our intake significantly!
We have no plans to increase numbers at all.
We will not rescue or accept any more cats until we have at least achieved our goal!
 This will give us the opportunity to rebuild a centre of excellence.

Happy Paws Haven desparately needs your HELP Please


Every day thousands of cats & dogs in Australia are abandoned or surrendered. Those who come into our care are given safe haven until they find a new home no matter how long that takes. 

 
   


Be a Happy Paws Haven Super Hero!


But we have a problem we need your help to continue.
We get so many requests for help but we just cannot help everyone!
We have limited resources so have to manage our intake with our capacity to care!


Please help us help the animals and make a difference,
due to your help, we are able to help dogs like Max




Max was going to come to us to be rehomed, we had organised it with the owner and the trainer but they decided to for some reason give him one last race. At that race he crashed and broke his hock, the next morning the trainer rang and told us what had happened and at that initially they thought it was sprained. The trainer asked whether we would still take him. After we had Max's leg, x-rayed we sent the films to the specialist centre and they said it was broken but not badly displaced. That being the case Dr Sam Biddle, the new Senior vet at Riverbank Animal Hospital, suggested that we splint the leg. This meant that Max would need weekly bandage changes for 8-12 weeks  and as quiet as possible so that the break would mend in place. His leg is better now, but he still needs to be careful. He is walking normally but at the end of the day it gets a little stiff so we have him on some osteo chews which he loves. Max is a lively, mischevious, curious, naughty but a lovely greyhound, with a lovely temperament, extremely affectionate. He keeps us on our feet as he is very curious and sticks his long nose into everything. 


Please donate so we can continue to help special cases like Max

Our BSB is 633-000 and the account No. is 130786031.
The Account Name is Happy Paws Haven.
The account is with the Bendigo Bank, South Grafton Branch.

A tax deductible receipt will be sent for all donations.
We would like your contact details for the receipt.
Name, address and email as a minimum.

What have we done so far this year already!

Since the beginning of 2018 we have found homes for 27 cats and 47 dogs giving us a total 74 adoptions so far this year. Our adoption rate has increased year on year which is great. 

Some of the adoptions that have taken place have included long time residents like Koko who had been here for nearly 3 years have now been adopted into wonderful loving home.
 
Jennifer saw her on line and fell in love with her smile. She rang to make sure she was still here and we had a long chat. She came down for a meet and greet. Jennifer said that Koko was better in the flesh and wanted to adopt her straight away! Koko came to us with her brother and sister, they were nearly run over one night, in April 2014. The driver stopped to see whether they were ok, found no injuries. They took them home to give them a feed and to try and find their owner.  The pups were very hungry, skinny, full of fleas and worms. They had been dumped and they were only about 4-5 months old. They tried valiantly to find their owners without success. Her brother and sister found homes a long time ago. 

"Hi Sally just thought l would let you know Koko and l are doing great.She is wonderful to walk with and we are still having our cuddles each morning, she is my shadow still and its wonderful. I feel like we have been together longer than two weeks because she fills each day with love and joy for me and me for her my girl.Thanks again for taking such good care of her until we found each other. love Jennifer"

 


Trish came to adopt Taylor. She came to meet him the week before. He smooched her, ensuring he had left his mark on her. I received a message to say she wanted to adopt him and was it ok? I said of course. 
His story is as follows: Taylor and sibblings were found in a plastic bag at the water’s edge at the park in south grafton by one of the vet nurses at the clinic back in 2009. They were tiny, needed bottle feeding and it was touch and go to whether they would survive but survive they did. They grew up to be very loving smoochy mischievous kittens and this has not changed. His sibblings found homes as kittens but for some reason Taylor was not so lucky. Taylor loves his cuddles, strokes and being around people. He has never been outside so has no idea what the big world is like so is quite content for it to stay that way. Trish tells us he has settled well in his new home which is wonderful.

Please help us help the animals and make a difference

Our BSB is 633-000 and the account No. is 130786031.
The Account Name is Happy Paws Haven.
The account is with the Bendigo Bank, South Grafton Branch.

A tax deductible receipt will be sent for all donations.
We would like your contact details for the receipt.
Name, address and email as a minimum.


We are still struggling financially to meet our costs especially our vet bills.  We still owe March at $7447.80, April at $9437.20 plus May and JUne which are not quite so bad.

Just in the first five months of this year alone, we have already de-sexed at least 70 cats and dogs, given at least 26 dentals and at least 180 C5 or F4 vaccinations to dogs and cats.. This does not include other treatments such as X-rays, medical treatments and surgeries. Such as Max’s leg, Lucy's hernia and sick new puppies, etc.. In the 2016-2017 Financial Year we spent a total of $63673 on vet bills alone and so far this year 2017-2018 we have spent  a total of $80413.

It costs us approximately $9.38/animal/day which covers everything including maintenance of the animal facilities. We are continuing to find ways to reduce costs so that we cover our capacity to care.
There is more to be done but are waiting on the funds to do so. 

On average we spend $800/week on food, approximately $1200 - $2200 per month on parasite control depending whether it’s a worming month or not, every new animal is micro-chipped as they arrive, wormed, treated for heart worm, mites and de-flead. Then off to the vet for a thorough vet check, heart worm test, immunisation, desexing and anything else they may require..

Please help by joining us to help these animals in need

 We urgently need to meet a shortfall in donations so that we can continue to care for every animal that turns to us for help. 

Winter is always the hardest time of the year at Happy Paws Haven, but this year’s challenges have been unprecedented and have placed a huge strain on our sanctuary's resources. Freezing temperatures mean that each animal in our care needs special attention so they can stay healthy and warm. We are only a third of the way into winter and we are already struggling to keep our heads above water.

Please donate urgently so that all animals have a second chance at happiness this winter.

With your help, no challenge is insurmountable. Happy Paws Haven is so fortunate to have people like you by our side. Your generosity will help sponsor the care of a special animal in our sanctuary like Max  or the S-Team Puppies. It will keep them safe while they wait to be adopted by their future forever family.
 

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please make an urgent gift now! 

We are only taking in animals in crisis now, due to our shortage of funds. We balance our intake with our rehoming rate and our capacity to care based on our funding and cash flow.
 



Please help us to help these animals in need

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please make an urgent gift now!
When you donate to the Happy Paws Haven today, you are helping us continue the good work that we are doing. From emergency rescue, animals in crisis all the way through to adoption, we are there for animals every step of the way. Please make a gift right now and ask you friends to do the same

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We are looking for people who would like to sponsor a task and in return we would happily put your name on the item or ask you to name it for us.

We have a policy to minimise our impact to our natural environment!
  • we plant approximately 50 native trees and shrubs each year

  • we use tank water for all our clean water needs

  • Grey water goes back into to ground
  • Solar power
  • Solar hot water
  • Recycled newspaper for litter
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Please donate to help us care for the animals and help them to find new homes!

Our BSB is 633-000 and the account No. is 130786031.
The Account Name is Happy Paws Haven.
The account is with the Bendigo Bank, South Grafton Branch.

A tax deductible receipt will be sent for all donations.
We would like your contact details for the receipt.
Name, address and email as a minimum.


All funds go directly to the welfare of the animals

 

 


'In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.' From: 'The Outermost House' by Henry Beston.

 


 Where are we?

To find Happy Paws Haven Inc please visit the Google Maps website and you can visit us on FaceBook Happy Paws Haven  Page.

 

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