Animal Rights and Rescue Group in Australia - check it out, it is an exemplar of compassion on steroids! Anyone wishing to donate - or make a bequest to - a trustworthy animal protection group in Australia should look no further than ARRG." Philip Wollen - Kindness Trust Melbourne

Did you see us on the Living Room? Please help us complete our emergency shelter. 

HELP US HELP THEM - DONATIONS NEEDED to help pets of FIRE evacuees.

oscar_fire_victim.jpgDuring the late 2019 fires, and previously the 2017 Lismore floods, ARRG was unable to provide as much assistance as we wanted to fire and flood victims who had nowhere to house their pets. This is just one of the services our Emergency Care Pens would have been able to provide. Please consider donating towards our ‘Emergency Care’ pens. Quotations from builders to construct these pens are also sought.  Emergency Shelter

If you can help, please make a Quick Donation 


For the foreseeable future, ARRG is restricting access to follow social distancing requirements, until the Pandemic passes. Please see more information on our dog and cat adoption pages.

Animal Rights and Rescue (ARRG) is a non-kill, foster-care group, we rescue and care for animals until they find their forever home. Our 'foster carers' and volunteers are all unpaid, monies donated to us, is used directly to help the animals.

As a self-funded volunteer group without government support. We rely solely on your help and our fund-raising initiatives to keep saving lives.

We also support people in times of hardship such as domestic abuse, serious illness or homelessness by providing temporary shelter for their pets while they recover. ARRG assists local pounds when required and other agencies such as hospitals, refuges, and vets for re-homing of pets in times of crisis.

Since 1995 Animal Rights & Rescue have rescued and re-homed over 15,000 unwanted animals and have responded to neglect/cruelty cases when the RSCPA is not available and the police need help.

We provide real animal welfare programmes and help with assistance to those in financial crisis or those that are homeless. We provide affordable desexing assistance for people in genuine need, this program has prevented many thousands of unwanted kitten and puppy litters from later ending up dumped or in shelters or pounds.


For more information call  ARRG on (02) 6622 1881 or (02)6622 1020 Monday to Friday between 9.30am to 3.00pm.



Monty dumped in severe pain aged 3 mths
Monty a collie x puppy was dumped at 3 months of age by heartless people and was taken to the pound who called ARRG for help. He was severely neglected and had one of the worse skin conditions we have seen and this little puppy was in severe pain with red and hot swollen limbs. More info »

TESSIE a 1 year old foxie x was dumped
TESSIE a 1 year old foxie x was dumped in Kyogle and taken to the pound... More info »

'RONNIE' a mature rooster dumped
'RONNIE' a mature rooster in very poor condition was dumped in Nimbin and seen wandering around town for days... More info »

PEPPIE a 10 year old and blind terrier dumped.
PEPPIE a 10 year old and blind terrier was dumped at our centre at night. More info »

3 Kittens dumped at Power Stn
Three tiny kittens were dumped at the Toowoomba power station... More info »



Come and visit us at our new Thrifty Op Shop, located 101 Union Street, South Lismore More info »

COVID-19 Procedures
ARRG is now following COVID-19 social distancing procedures, as per government recommendations, until the PANDEMIC PASSES. More info »

We would like to say a big thank you to Steve and Karen from Lions Club of Tweed Coast South who made a generous donation of $1500. More info »

Richmond Sand and Gravel
A big thank you to Richmond Sand and Gravel, Lismore, for their very generous donation of sand and metal dust for our Centre. More info »

Buy a TShirt and support ARRG
Buy one of these products with our logo and slogan and ARRG receive 20% of profits. More info »