In Memory

Here's where we can remember the animals that have died in care while waiting to find their special home. Although they are in loving homes with carers it is not the same as having a family to love and care for you as their special friend for life.


charlie.jpgCharlie died with Kidney failure he had been in care for nearly 2 years and had been treated for kidney probs, he went down hill fast and vets advised he was to unwell for surgery, but he had lots of love from his carers in his time with ARRG.

Charlie's story:
Charlie was a 7 year old male tabby cat. He was dumped in Kyogle and found wandering on a property. Rather large the owner of the property thought he was a dumped pregnant cat and called the Kyogle ranger. Sadly the ranger was not interested and actually suggested some very harsh final solutions for this cats life. ARRG was called and told about the plight of this cat, we were prepared to take this ranger to task legally, but the rescuer was not prepared to repeat what he was told. The pregnant cat turned out to be a large desexed male tabby cat. ARRG thought he may be lost as he was already desexed so we placed found ads in all papers, sadly no-one called, so Charlie must have been dumped. He was a large male cat and was a very placid boy. Charlie loved the outdoors and would have loved a home on a property where he could wander and sleep in the sun. He was affectionate and loved lots of attention.

Sadly Charlie never got his special home.


charlie brown.jpgCharlie Brown's story:
Charlie Brown was a 4 month old unwanted puppy when he was brought to my home at Wollongbar by his owner.

Charlie Brown has been in our care for ten years plus and as a very smart and demanding boy gave us so much pleasure and many challenges. Charlie was the most loyal dog and always the top dog of our group. He welcomed hundreds of new foster dogs and puppies into his home and made sure they all understood the rules, his rules.

Due to his strong bond with his carer and his oversmart behaviour he never found a more suitable home.

Charlie was a huge character and was well known by everyone in the group and he is so sadly missed by Barbara and Rhian his foster care family for over 10 years.




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 »



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