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All companion animals that come into NRAS' care are supported through our foster care system while they undergo assessment and all veterinary work.


Our dedicated volunteer carers provide love, understanding and shelter whilst exposing and teaching these surrendered, and sometimes traumatised, animals to live a normal pet life.


Our animals remain with their foster carer until a permanent, loving home becomes available and are all de-sexed, vaccinated and microchipped before their adoption is finalised.

In order to adopt an NRAS animal, you must first complete an adoption questionnaire which will be reviewed and assessed by the NRAS team to match animals with suitable adoptive families.


All prospective Adoption visits and meetings with our NRAS representatives are by appointment ONLY.

                                                  FREE LIFETIME

                                                  FOR RESCUED PETS
NRAS Authorised Re-homing Number:  R251000060

From 1 July 2021, the Companion Animals Regulation 2018 was amended so that NO REGISTRATION FEE is payable for a companion animal that is de-sexed and purchased (adopted) via a "re-homing organisation".

NOTE: Although new owners are no longer required to pay a fee for lifetime registration, the registration process must still take place.  This can be done at your local council or by creating an online account at:

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Rehoming Number:  R251000060

To view animals available for adoption,  go to:

Saturday 6 July 2024
10:00am - 1:00pm
NRAS Rescue Shelter
61 Piper Drive, Ballina

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