Make a Difference and Claim a Deduction

When you donate to the Dogs' Refuge Home, did you know that you might be able to claim a tax deduction when you submit your tax return? This means both you and WA's homeless hounds can benefit

Scroll down and use our simple tax donation calculator to estimate the potential tax benefit of your donation by 30 June. Just add your donation amount and select your income bracket to see your potential savings.

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Why your donation makes a difference this year

As competition increases for rentals, it is sadly less likely for an application with pets to be accepted and the cost of rent is forcing people to find alternative solutions which very rarely include their pets.

In the first three months of 2022, we received 297 surrender applications with many people contacting us in emergency after other options had fallen through or an alternative couldn’t be found for their dog. It has been heartbreaking for our staff to witness owners saying sad farewells to their beloved dogs - we do everything possible to make the process as simple as possible with a great deal of compassion and reassure the owners we will find their pet the best home possible.

As the pressure of surrender applications increases, we continue to appeal to the WA community to consider fostering or adopting a rescue dog to enable us to keep saving more dogs when they’ve found themselves without a home.

With the high daily intake of dogs and puppies into our Home from around metro and regional WA, our medical costs continue to increase. From July 2021 to May 2022, we have paid over $225,000 in veterinary fees, health care products and medication. Our monthly veterinary fees now exceed $30,000, including specialist veterinary consults and surgical procedures.

Many of the dogs who arrive at our Home (besides needing sterilising, vaccinating and microchipping) require additional work to be undertaken for abnormalities including suspicious lumps, heart murmurs, skin conditions, vision impairment, ear infections, incontinence, urinary infections and musculoskeletal conditions.

Stanley, an 8 year old American Staffy was surrendered with torn cruciate ligaments in both knees which required surgery at a cost of $7000. Stanley was completely loveable and was great with dogs and kids so we knew we couldn’t say no to his adorable face – he was worth every cent we spent on him, he melted his foster carers hearts and is now living the wonderful life he deserves.

Nala, is a larger than life 1.5 year old American Bulldog who was surrendered with incontinence issues and is about to undergo colposuspension surgery at a cost of $5500 including diagnostic work. As soon as this surgery is completed, we’re hoping to find her a loving home.

We are incredible grateful to the WA community for supporting our fundraising appeals, becoming regular donors and kennel sponsors to help ensure, as the costs of medication and veterinarian services increase, we can continue to provide quality health care to every dog and puppy that arrives to the Refuge. Thank you!