Join with World Animal Protection to give a better life to dogs


What’s happening?

Despite the strong relationship many of us have with dogs, an estimated 18 are inhumanely culled every minute, primarily due to misguided attempts to eliminate rabies. Dogs should be our best friends and protectors, but nearly 10 million are inhumanely killed each year. Dogs roam the streets in many parts of the world, and can cause concern for both local residents and tourists. Issues such as disease play a significant part in this – up to 99% of human rabies cases are transmitted by dogs, which kills more that 59,000 people per year. In the build-up to major events, large numbers of stray dogs are often killed before visitors arrive. Fear, and misguided attempts to eradicate the disease result in dogs being dragged through the streets, electrocuted, poisoned or gassed. Culling is nearly always a horrendous and painful death.

The inhumane culling of dogs is both cruel and ineffective. Only mass dog vaccination can eliminate rabies. And only proven methods of humane dog population management can stop dogs coming into conflict with the communities where they live. Vaccinating 70% of dogs in an area can eliminate rabies, and 100% of human rabies cases are preventable.

World Animal Protection’s efforts

World Animal Protection have already given out 1 million vaccinations across Africa and Asia, but they need our help to protect even more dogs around the world. They want to build better lives for 50 million dogs by 2020, as well as giving out another 1 million vaccinations.

Supporting World Animal Protection

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at

How you can help

Join with World Animal Protection and take action to help build a world where dogs and people live in harmony.



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