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Looking to adopt a furry friend? Northern Rivers Animal Services (NRAS) is the perfect place to start. We are a self-funded, not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing foster care and new homes for abandoned, abused, lost, and unwanted dogs and cats in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Since 2001, we have been working to give these deserving animals a second chance at happiness. Come visit us and find your new best friend today!

In late 2020 NRAS appointed both an Op Shop & Shelter Operations Manager to oversee these two areas of the organisation and its solid volunteer base, still under the governance of the Committee elected annually by its members.

Without an RSPCA between Coffs Harbour and Tweed Heads, the welfare of companion animals on the Far North Coast of NSW is, in the most part, left to organisations such as NRAS.

NRAS' objectives are simple:

  • Raise the value of cats and dogs in society and improve the attitudes of humans towards animals through education

  • Work towards preventing the birth of unwanted kittens and puppies

  • Find safe and happy homes with responsible pet owners

  • Target zero euthanasia rates of all healthy & treatable cats & dogs

Stay informed of what's happening at NRAS.

Contact the office to go onto our newsletter mailing list or download a copy here


Saturday 1 April 2023
NRAS Rescue Shelter
61 Piper Drive, Ballina

10:00am - 1:00pm

This is BOWIE ... find out more about this beautiful boy in our FEATURE

Rehoming Number:  R251000060

To view animals that are currently in NRAS' care, go to:

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