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.

New President of MAAW, Tania Butterworth with new staff member,  Ebony Carroll drawing the raffle prizes at our Open Day.
Rosey Skinner, Shelter Manager, with cleaned up pooch!


Jodie Preston, Manager of Commonwealth Bank Castlemaine receiving a certificate of thanks for support for our cattery from Brian Heydon and Stephanie Miller.



Mark Hudson from Swing n Croon Taboo made our day lots of fun
Billy from The Little Bean made delicious coffee for us!


Bernadette with gorgeous plants and Liz ready to take memberships and volunteer applications.

Newsletter to Members February 2018

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