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The Shelter the Sunshine Coast Community Built

Will you consider becoming a part of a unique opportunity to build the" Shelter the SC community built"? SCARS is looking to rebuild its 42 year old dog buildings. We are seeking the support of our community to redo two of the existing buildings that have helped us save and rehome over 20,000 dogs since 1979. We want to create the best and most comfortable, safe environments for ou.. read more

Dog Desexing Vouchers - available now

We are excited to announce that our subsidised Dog Desexing Vouchers are now available for only $150. Dog Desexing vouchers are available to eligible Sunshine Coast Council residents who have either a Health Care Card or Pension Card. Your dog must be registered with the Sunshine Coast Council and you need to bring this information with you to the refuge to purchase the voucher. Please note th.. read more

SCARS Markets

Bargain Hunters, Op-Shop Addicts and Sustainability Champions - have you added the SCARS Markets to your weekend schedule? 2021 will see an exciting expansion to the SCARS Market's, held in the Big Blue Shed on the corner of Sippy Creek Road and Parkyn Rd, Tanawha. In 2020 we raised nearly $20,000 for SCARS, and our goal is to increase this in 2021. How does it work? Th.. read more

SCARS wins the Community Organisation Australia Day Award 2020

What a great way to start the year with SCARS being announced as the winner of the Sunshine Coast community organisation Australia Day award for 2020. This is for the 40,000+ animals SCARS has rescued and rehomed over the last 40 Years! It’s also for the animals who don’t end up at SCARS, that we help in the community through our community desex prog.. read more

Hours of Opening

We are OPEN Tuesday to Sunday as per our COVID 19 update above. TRAVELLING TO SCARS - plan extra time to navigate the roadworks If travelling north from Caloundra - Access to SCARS will be via EXIT 194 – SUNSHINE MOTORWAY, take the exit, turn left at the Lights, turn left again and follow this along to Sippy Creek Rd. If travelling south from Nambour &n.. read more

What We Do

About Us The Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge (Sippy Creek Animal Refuge Society Inc) was established in 1979. Our Mission statement is 'Giving refuge to abandoned and surrendered cats and dogs until permanently rehomed and educating the community on responsible pet ownership". The Refuge is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation and has a non-euthanasia policy. We also run education.. read more
  • Support the refuge

    Find out how you can help the cats and dogs who need to be kept safe and comfortable while they wait for their new homes...read more

  • Donate Now

    Donate to help the cats and dogs who need caring for properly until they can be re-homed...read more

  • Surrender Enquiry

    If you are looking for assistance to rehome your much loved pet, fill out the Surrender Enquiry here...read more

  • Crazy about Cats?

    Our lovely cats are waiting for you to come and visit. They are all hoping to go to a loving and caring home...read more

  • Dog Lovers - over here

    Your best four legged companion may be here waiting for you if you are the right person for them...read more

  • Want to be a Volunteer?

    If you are committed, reliable and a cat or dog lover, we may have a place for you on our volunteer team. Apply now online...read more