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Welcome to the Web Page of Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc.

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Melbourne Animal Rescue Incorporated (MAR) is a not-for-profit organisation in Melbourne, Australia. Since our inception in July 2010, we have responsibly rescued and rehoused over 600 dogs and cats.

Over 250,000 dogs and cats are unnecessarily killed across Australia each year. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the problem of our companion pets being killed, however by focusing on each individual animal’s life and how we can impact their future, we are making a difference.

We focus on ‘quality over quantity’ – ensuring we thoroughly rehabilitate and assess the needs of every animal in our care, whilst still rescuing as many animals as we possibly can. We are 100% volunteer run and rely on donations and our fundraising efforts to continue our vital work. 

"How can I help?"

There are so many ways you can help us help the animals! Adopting, fostering, volunteering, donating, or just spreading the word; all of these actions will further our cause and indirectly help to save more lives. The more people who know of the overwhelming odds that discarded Victorian animals face, the less likely they will be to put them in that position. With your help, we can achieve great things!

Please explore our website and ‘like’ us on Facebook to get to know us.


Latest News and Events




Only on for a few more weekends:  

  • Saturday 6th December:  9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday 7th December:  9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday 13th December:  9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday 14th December:  9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday 20th December: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday 21st December: 9 am to 1 pm or until sold out.


Scout Hall on the corner of Springvale Road and Berry Street, Nunawading.  (Melways: 48 F7)


Freshly cut straight from the farm

Standard trees (about 1.8 metres or 6 ft) starting at only $40.00

Large and small stands are available which can be reused year after year

Delivery for a small fee is available to local area











Browsing Menu

About MAR
About Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. (MAR)
Mission Statement
Cats and Kittens for Adoption
Cat of the Month
Cat Adoption Application
Cat Adoption Policy & Process
Dogs and Puppies for Adoption
Dog of the Month
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
2nd Hand Books - Fundraiser
Beddy Bear Fundraiser July 2013
Dog Biscuit Fundraiser
Goodwill Wines Fundraiser
Noodle's First Birthday Raffle
News Items
Happy Birthday, Dear Parsley
Problems with Milk Replacement Formula
Donation from Zoetis
Book - Unconditional Love
Noodle's First Birthday
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
Emergency Contacts
Contact Us
Surrendering an Animal
Process for Surrendering an Animal
Surrender Form
Happy 3rd Birthday to us!
Helpful External Links
Our Business Supporters