Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services

Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services (BAWCS), 'was founded in 2003 and is located 20 minutes north of Bendigo CBD on 30 acres of land.

As Central Victoria’s only no kill shelter, we provide a safe, caring and enriched environment through our Dog Foster Care / Adoption Program and our Adoption Cattery, with capacity to care for up to 70 cats and kittens.

We also provide sanctuary to over 75 farm animals, as part of our Farm Friends Program.

Our unique community programs offer support for disadvantaged pet owners in a variety of ways, to ensure a positive outcome for both pets & their owners.

BAWCS advocates for the safety & wellbeing of all animals, by providing education and support to the community in responsible pet ownership, and providing information on a range of animal welfare issues.

BAWCS 'caring with compassion'


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AUD $10

Kitten Kaos

One of our specialities is raising young kittens who no longer have a mother to bring them up. Donate today to help support these (and other under ... Read More

AUD $15

Horse Happiness

BAWCS accepts all animals into care including horses. We also have 2 Falabellas (miniature horses) Phantom and Monkey who share their paddock with ... Read More

AUD $20

Community Support Programs

We are very proud of our Community Support Programs which include Seniors for Seniors (support for the elderly with pet companionship), Pets In Cri... Read More

AUD $30

Farm Friends Program

Our shelter is located on 30 acres of land 20 minutes north of Bendigo CBD and we cater for both companion and farm animals . Our Farm Friends Prog... Read More

AUD $100

Pro Life Policy

BAWCS  operates Central Victoria's only "No Kill" Animal Shelter. Our Pro Life Policy ensures no animal is ever euthanased ... Read More

AUD $300

Veterinary Care

BAWCS operates Central Victoria's only "No Kill" Animal Shelter. We take in surrendered, abused and abandoned animals and provide ful... Read More