Detailed Information

Mackay Animal Rescue Society Inc. (MARS) is a not-for-profit registered local charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of dogs and cats in the Mackay and surrounding region. Completely run by volunteers, MARS provides a loving and safe foster home for animals in need, ensuring they receive the care necessary until they find their forever homes. The organization relies on the generosity of the local community to support its mission of giving animals a second chance at a long and happy life.

MARS offers individuals the opportunity to join their team as foster carers, playing a crucial role in providing temporary homes for cats and dogs in need. Foster carers receive support from MARS, including covering all veterinary costs for the animals in their care. By becoming a foster carer, individuals can make a significant impact by helping animals transition to their new homes and experience the joy of saving a life. MARS also implements programs like the Last Litter Program to reduce the number of unwanted litters and ensure the health and welfare of animals in the community.

To support MARS in their mission, the organization welcomes donations from the public, which are used to cover the running costs and veterinary expenses for the animals in their care. Donations can be made in various ways, including dropping off items at designated locations or contributing financially through bank transfers. All donations to MARS are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated, helping the organization continue its vital work in rescuing and rehoming dogs and cats in need.