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Autumn Newsletter

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Summer Newsletter

Read all about the MAAW Shelter, our grants, the MAAW Op Shop and our high tea at Buda for volunteers in the latest Newsletter for Summer.  Summer Newsletter December 2018

Funding for 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.

Cat Desexing Weekend

On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th we held a Free Cat Desexing Weekend.   With the help of Yvette Berkeley of Castlemaine Vet Clinic and Bruce Syme of Healthy Pets we were able to desex 44 cats.  It was great to get this done  before the kitten season.

AGM Saturday 25th August 2018

The Annual General Meeting of Mount Alexander Animal Welfare Inc was held on Saturday 25th August 2018.

Newsletter to Members and Volunteers July 2018

Welcome to our July Newsletter which you can download here:

July Newsletter 2018

The Newsletter has updates on the Shelter, the Op Shop and our AGM.

Op Shop has moved to 12 Johnstone Street

On Tuesday June 12th our wonderful opportunity shop opened at 12 Johnstone Street, Castlemaine.  We have a huge array of goods for you to choose from.  The shop is well equipped, warm and spacious so come in and have a look.

Newsletter to Members and Volunteers April 2018

Welcome to our  April Newsletter which is now ready to download.  In this month’s newsletter we bring you news about the shelter, the Opportunity Shop, our new venture MAAW and More, planning and fundraising for the cattery and a wonderful donation of $15,000 from the S R Stoneman Foundation.  Just click on the link to download.

Tania Butterworth with staff member,  Ebony Carroll drawing the raffle prizes at our Open Day.








Bendigo Advertiser, 13 February 2018

Pets Finding New Homes in Castlemaine Thanks to Welfare Group

Funding Appeal for our new Cattery

Our existing cattery was never properly designed and it is not compliant with the required standards.  We are seeking donations from anyone wishing to contribute to a building fund for our new cattery.  Donations can be made via this Website – just click on the Donate button or in person at the MAAW Shelter or at the Opportunity Shop.  We will be drawing up designs soon and hope to have work beginning by mid year.

These photos indicate the state of the existing facility – hot in summer, cold and wet in winter!  Our new building will be well insulated, comfortable, safe and cosy for our cats and kittens.



Rotary Castlemaine, December 2017

Rotary Castlemaine generously donated $8,000 for the purchase of this VW Caddy Van for our animal transportation.  The cheque was presented at Rotary’s Twilight Carols in Victory Park on 22 December 2017.  Stephanie, Brian and Rosey were there to accept the cheque from Rotary’s President, John Tozer.  The beautiful design was created by Geoff Hocking.








Bendigo Advertiser, December 2nd, 2017

 Mt Alexander Animal Welfare Inc takes over RSPCA Shelter in Castlemaine

Nine News Bendigo, December 1st, 2017

Nine News Bendigo Reports on the handover from RSPCA to MAAW on December 1 2017

Bendigo Advertiser, October 25, 2017

Mt Alexander Animal Welfare Inc Signs Contract for Castlemaine shelter

Newsletter to MAAW Members October 2017