About Liberty

At Liberty Foundation we are here to help any animals from research that can become companions and pets. Since 2017 we have rehomed hundreds of individuals including dogs, guinea pigs, rats, mice and fish. We hope to help many more in the future.

When we have large numbers of animals coming out of a research establishment, we often rely on foster carers such as people in the community who take the animals into their home for a temporary period. This includes people who live on properties, or suburban homes, or perhaps work at childcare centres where there are outdoor pens or areas where animals such as guinea pigs or rabbits can be housed.

All the animals we have available for foster care or adoption are listed on our Facebook page, so it’s recommended that you follow our social media feed to stay up-to-date on animals that we have taken into care.

When we are looking for adopters or foster carers we will post an invitation on Facebook, but you can actually register your interest to foster or adopt at any time.

If you have a property with some space to house guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, cats or dogs, please contact us to discuss further. We’d be very interested in speaking with you – 0404 088 501.

We are especially interested in any properties that have enclosed areas such as organic horticulture or orchards, as these netted areas are perfect for housing rabbits and herds of guinea pigs who can free-range the area and keep the grass down!

For those running small animal shelters or sanctuaries, we would love to work together if you have any spare capacity to either take animals for adoption or foster care.

If you have ever been interested in caring for small animals and have the time and space to share, please contact us at any time.

Liberty Foundation provides a “no-kill” service and believes that physically healthy and behaviourally sound animals that are suitable for adoption should not be euthanised. We do accept that in certain circumstances, euthanasia of an animal in our care may be unavoidable due to health, behavioural or legislative reasons. In those cases, euthanasia would only be carried out by a registered veterinarian. Liberty Foundation works closely with research establishments to determine the suitability of each individual animal for rehoming prior to their release, which reduces the likelihood of situations arising where euthanasia would be required.

Liberty Foundation

Liberty Foundation (Aust) Limited is a not-for-profit organisation. It aims to facilitate the release, rehabilitation and rehoming of animals from research establishments in Australia in order that they may live out the course of their natural lives free from research and scientific experimentation.