This activity is best explained by some general examples of the activities a charity may undertake within this category. The examples are not an exhaustive list. They are presented as a guide. A charity’s experience or interpretation of the category may be different. See Charity Activities.
Animal protection and welfare – Includes animal shelters and humane societies.
Example: an organisation provides shelter accommodation for lost and surrendered dogs and cats and finds new homes for them.
Wildlife preservation and protection – Includes sanctuaries and refuges.
Example: an organisation provides a sanctuary for injured native animals that are unable to fend for themselves in the wild.
Veterinary services – Animal hospitals and services providing care to farm and household animals and pets.
Example: an organisation provides free and low-cost veterinary services for the pets of people who are in financial need and therefore unable to afford to pay market rates for veterinary care.
Integrity, honesty and unbiased assessment are at the core of Giving Guide’s mission. The charity sector is important to the economy and culture of Australia, We believe independently assessing the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of the sector beyond what is currently available is important to it's future.
Giving Guide anticipates enhancing the level of governance and transparency in the Australian charity sector. An independent charity advisor would benefit the sector by helping charities consider exceeding the existing governance standards of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) to the benefit of donors.