Welcome to Mt Alexander Animal Welfare Inc.

Caring for Animals

Mt Alexander Animal Welfare Inc (MAAW) is a not for profit animal welfare organisation providing high quality animal care and community education on animal welfare.  We find lifelong homes for surrendered and homeless animals through careful rehoming programs.

MAAW was formed in September 2017 and is operated by a dedicated and hardworking group of volunteers on the MAAW Committee.  The MAAW Shelter is managed by Robyn Slattery, Manager, MAAW Shelter, who works with a team of animal attendants and volunteers.

MAAW is supported and advised by the Mt Alexander Shire Council.  MAAW operates the Council’s Pound services for Mt Alexander Shire.

Volunteers form the backbone of our activities at our shelter at 24 Langslow Street and at our opportunity shop at 12 Johnstone Street, Castlemaine.


Opportunity Shop 12 Johnstone St


Our New Cattery

We are delighted to announce that the Victorian State Government is supporting our new cattery with a $50,000 grant.  Maree Edwards MP visited us at the shelter to make the announcement on October 8th.  Treasurer, Stephanie Miller, President, Tania Butterworth and Secretary, Brian Heydon, showed Maree the plans.









Our existing cattery is not compliant with the required standards.  It is hot in summer and cold in winter.  We have begun planning for a new facility to be built.  We think we will need around $150,000 in donations and grants for this to happen.  If you are able to help, even with a small donation, please click on the donate button on this page and mark your donation For the Cattery.  If you are able to help we would be very grateful.



You can click on the Donate button at the top of this page to make an on-line donation.  MAAW is very grateful to the community for the wonderful support we have received.


Email us at mtalexanimalwelfare@gmail.com

Phone us at the Animal Welfare Shelter on 5472 5277.

Phone us at the Opportunity Shop on 0488601196.

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Call in to the Shelter or to our Opportunity Shop.


Animal Welfare Shelter:   Monday to Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Opportunity Shop:  Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday 10 am – 1 pm

Download Membership and Volunteer Forms here:

Become a Member Membership Application Form

MAAW invites new members to join and to become involved.  Membership is just $10 for 12 months.

We depend on volunteers so please volunteer with us!!