Mackay Animal Rescue Society Inc. (MARS) is a not for profit registered local charity who is committed to improving the wellbeing and quality of life of dogs and cats in the Mackay region. MARS aims to provide animals with a second chance by taking them in and giving them the care they need until either they are reunited with their family or have found their new home.

MARS was established 10 years ago and has been a safe haven for the dogs and cats of the Mackay region when they find themselves in need of a new forever home. MARS work closely with the community to help reduce the number of unwanted litters by ensuring all fosters are fully vetted and desexed before leaving for their forever homes, as well as implementing a Last Litter Program for those that need assistance.

Completely run by dedicated volunteers, MARS goal is to rescue and rehome animals that may have been maltreated or surrendered, lost or abandoned. MARS works to find these animals a new loving forever home by operating with a network of foster carers.

View our adoption pages to see our dogs or cats who are looking for a brand new home, or come say hello at one of our upcoming events.

If you would like to help support animals in need in our region, there are many ways for you to get involved.