Hunter Animal Rescue to Host Port Stephens Foster Carer Information Session


Hunter Animal Rescue (HAR) will commence foster carer information sessions in Port Stephens this Sunday, 2nd July, at Soldiers Point Bowling Club.

HAR rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes dogs and cats rescued from pounds and the RSPCA across the Upper and Lower Hunter, Newcastle, Central Coast and Port Stephens areas. The organisation’s vision is to give vulnerable animals a second chance to find a loving forever home.

The Port Stephens carer information session will be facilitated by HAR Vice President and Foster Carer, Rachel Collins, Port Stephens Carer Coordinator and Foster Carer, Margaret Welsh.

“In our experience, the broader Hunter Animal Rescue’s reach, the more animals we have the ability to save,” said Collins.

“Foster carers are the lifeblood of our organisation and we encourage all locals interested to register for an upcoming information session,” Collins concluded.

For Margaret Welsh, foster caring became an important factor in her life when she became aware of the large numbers of animal impounded and high rates of ‘put to sleeps’.

“I thought it was a very small way that I could help and also to try to highlight the situation to try to encourage awareness,” Walsh commented.

“Foster caring is extremely rewarding, I have so many memories and I just love getting feedback and seeing the pictures of very happy dogs with their new families,” concluded Welsh.

To register for the foster carer information session, please email

To read more about Margaret Welsh’s experience as a foster carer, please click here.

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