The French Bulldog Rescue & Adoption Association of Victoria Inc.(A0055969L) is a registered organisation helping all Frenchies in need. This organisation was incorporated in April 2011.
French Bulldog Rescue took in its first ‘official’ rescue dog in April, 2011. Prior to this, the group worked independently to re-home the odd French Bulldog which was either found to be relinquished or no longer able to be cared for by its previous owners. Over the past 5 years, sadly the number of animals needing care and rehoming has increased. We are now a fully independent, registered rescue organisation.
We rely solely on donations for the care and treatment of the rescued French Bulldogs that are admitted to our organisation.
Our mission is to first ensure the safety and well-being of all French Bulldogs that we take in and second to educate the public in the care of French Bulldogs. We rehabilitate and re-home French Bulldogs that are sick, neglected, abused, or injured. Furthermore, we provide a safe alternative to shelters for owners that are faced with the already difficult decision of finding a new home for their French bulldog.
We are always in need of financial donations as our Vet bills are extremely high. We also need volunteers, supplies, and support for the care and treatment of the rescued French Bulldogs that we take into our organisation. Veterinary care is our biggest ongoing expense, even after our veterinary care providers extend rescue discounts.
We will accept any Frenchie and most Frenchie-like crosses into our care.
We find abandoned and surrendered Frenchies new and loving homes. Frenchies that are sick, injured or have behavioural issues are rehabilitated before going to their new homes. All Frenchies are strictly vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, wormed, flea treated, heart-worm tested and temperament tested before leaving our care.
We will endeavour to rehabilitate and re-home every Frenchie that comes into our care, no matter how long it takes. We believe that physically disabled Frenchie's and Frenchie's with long term medical conditions can live happy lives with appropriate support and care. We will only humanly euthanise Frenchie's in our care if their quality of life is greatly diminished by a non manageable or untreatable condition.
Frenchie's come to us from pounds, shelters, private owners and breeders. We assure complete confidentiality for both surrendering and adopting owners.
All Frenchie's in our care are fostered in volunteers private homes, throughout
All adoptions occur through a process of application; which includes questionnaires, telephone conversations and house/property checks. Unfortunately not all applicants will be able to adopt one of our rescue Frenchie's as we are very fussy to whom our Frenchie's are re-homed to. Our main priority is making sure every French Bulldog is perfectly matched to each new home. We do not adopt outside the state of
PRESIDENT: Marissa Hogarth
VICE PRESIDENT: Annmaree Bonica
SECRETARY: Lucy Hogarth
TREASURER: Nikki Richards
IN MEMORIAM - April 2011
We are saddened by the passing of Brenda Jackson who previously agreed to join us as a Commitee member, this is in honour of a gracious lady and a dear friend.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.
1. To provide, without judgment or prejudice, owners of French Bulldogs and French Bulldog like cross dogs an avenue to surrender their dogs.
2. To provide short term direct foster care and rehabilitation to French Bulldogs and French Bulldog like cross dogs that are surrendered, orphaned, sick, injured, lost and unclaimed, mistreated or who have behavioral issues.
3. To re-home, into suitable approved homes, French Bulldogs and French Bulldog like cross dogs that come into our care.
4. To de-sex, vaccinate, microchip, heart-worm test, worm and flea treat (unless against veterinary advice) French Bulldogs or French Bulldog like cross dog that are in our care.
5. To raise money from private, corporate, government and public sources to provide a financial support base to carry out the activities described above.
6. To promote responsible pet ownership and support behavior where appropriate legislation that reduces the incidence of otherwise healthy companion animals being mistreated or euthanized.
7. To support other ethical animal welfare and animal rescue organisations.