Fresh Start Rescue is a committed group of animal lovers who hope to make a real change in the number of companion animals put to sleep in pounds and shelters across the state each year.
We are based in Brisbane, Queensland but have a network of foster families and volunteers across the state's south east, including the Northern and Southern suburbs of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and the Lockyer Valley.
We do not have a shelter facility. All of our pets live in loving foster homes while they wait to be adopted. Once we accept a dog or cat into foster care, we keep them for as long as it takes to find that perfect forever home. We don't give up!
Our organisation is 100% volunteer powered! We do not receive any government funding or big business sponsorship.
Our greatest expense is veterinary fees, which are often thousands of dollars each month. We manage to pay our generous veterinary practices with money raised from fundraising events, donations and the adoption fees paid for our animals. After those vet costs are paid, there is very little profit left from the sale of each pet, if any, and many that have had pre-existing medical needs are sold at a large loss.