Welcome to Mt Alexander Animal Welfare Inc.

Caring for Animals

Mt Alexander Animal Welfare Inc 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.

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

Opportunity Shop

Podcast – Listen to our Story

Hear the podcast about the history of Mt Alexander Animal Welfare and the work we do from Shelter Manager Rosey Skinner who was interviewed by MAIN FM on April 16th.  Vocal Animal, a local group wanting to focus on animal matters, has the podcast on their site:   Vocal Animal.

Donations for our New Cattery Needed

We are seeking donations and bequests for our new cattery.  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.

This is the current facility.  You can see that it is not watertight or insulated.


Our cattery goal on the window of our Opportunity Shop. The target is $150,000. We started with small donations, then $2,000 on-line, then a wonderful $15,000 from the S R Stoneman Foundation and now an additional $2,200 from Charles Young’s fundraiser! Our target is getting closer.


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.

Look us up and Like us on Facebook to get lots of photos and news – Mt Alexander Animal Welfare Inc on Facebook.

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

We depend on volunteers so please volunteer with us!!