Our Mission

Our Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles

The mission of the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation (APWF) is to improve the health and welfare of pets, enrich the bond between pets and people and to help ensure that ALL adoptable pets find a forever home.

We do this by conducting research into better practices for shelters, pounds and municipalities in order to inform procedures and change ineffective legislation.  Equally, we focus on building community programs and partnerships all across the nation.

We are committed to getting to zero euthanasia of adoptable and treatable animals in Australian animal shelters in the next 10 years.

We believe that by working together we can:


To bring about a time when all adoptable and treatable pets find a forever home.

A better world through kindness to animals

Guiding Principles:

Golden Rule:
To treat all living things as we ourselves would wish to be treated.

To demonstrate compassion and respect for all living creatures.

Positive influence:
To judge our effectiveness by the extent to which animal lives are saved and improved, and by the positive experience of the people we touch.

To lead by example by developing, promoting and sharing innovative new ideas and programs to save the lives of animals.

Authenticity: To do what we say we do.

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