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 adopted out at a large loss.


Our priority is to rescue dogs and cats from overflowing local and regional pounds and shelters.  Many of these animals only have days, sometimes hours, to live even though they are perfectly healthy, happy family pets.  They have become lost and remain unclaimed, or are surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them.


Every year 250,000 companion animals are euthanised in Australia.  Please make a donation, big or small, to help us continue saving lives across Queensland.


Fresh Start Rescue ABN - 96 244 314 611


WE ARE ALSO a dedicated group of animal lovers who recognise that fundraising the old fashioned way, with the charity sausage sizzle, is a bit silly for a rescue group who cares about the welfare of

ALL animals.


This is why we are now hosting 100% animal cruelty free fundraising and events.  The ol' BBQ is now sizzling vegan sausages, our bake sale is full of scrumptious vegan delights and the companies we join forces with don't test on animals!

And the response from the local community has been outstanding.


If you're a likeminded person who would like to get behind a rescue who really puts all animals first, come along to a Fresh Start bake sale, market stall or adoption day and say hi...

or send us an message!